Tuesday, November 4, 2008


"So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.
The crisis, branded the 'GM Genocide' by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a 'global moral question' - and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.
For official figures from the Indian Ministry of Agriculture do indeed confirm that in a huge humanitarian crisis, more than 1,000 farmers kill themselves here each month." (Thanks Marcy)


murli said...

Dear Rami, could you update the link to the original article to the following:


The existing link has embedded blanks and so doesn't go to the right page. Thanks! Regards, Murli

Rami Zurayk said...

Done thanks Murli

murli said...

Congratulations, Rami, you made it to the NYT!