The Genetically Modified seeds and the resultant use of fertilizers and pesticides which have led to the destruction of crops in India, while the farmer is laden with Debt – is the topic of a final movie of a Trilogy. The first two movies Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town, and China Blue have “won 20 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film festivals“.
The final movie – Bitter Seeds – looks at the agricultural and human tragedy created by the Bt Cotton variety of Monsanto.
Buried in debt and struggling against the rising cost of GE seeds and the chemicals required, combined with failing yields and GE-created super weeds and resistant pests, Indian farmers have taken to suicide at a frightening rate. Over the past 16 years, a quarter-million of India’s farmers have been driven to suicide by Monsanto’s false promises and ruthless global monopolization tactics. It’s estimated that one Indian farmer now commits suicide every 30 minutes. Most end their lives by drinking pesticide.
It is important to look at the huge human cost that the Genetically Modified seeds have unleashed in the past few years in country after country and the heartless ruthlessness of the company executives. One often wonders if they do not even have a basic human conscience?
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