India’s farmers quickly adopted Roundup Ready, Bt cotton — and their experience reveals many of the consequences of genetically engineered technology which apply to U.S. crops.
It’s one of the most controversial uses of biotechnology, with many claims and counterclaims.
One of the most complete summaries describing the history and consequences of this crop is in a new scientific report by Dr. Vandana Shiva, one of India’s leading natural scientists and crusaders for agricultural diversity.
You can download and read the cotton report at this link.
In 1991, Shiva founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources – especially native seed – and to promote organic farming and fair trade.