TV News LIES

Monday, Apr 27th

Last update03:52:08 AM GMT

You are here News Environment GM cotton has not improved yields, but it has ruined sustainable agriculture

GM cotton has not improved yields, but it has ruined sustainable agriculture

E-mail Print PDF

Remember the promises made by Monsanto that genetically-modified (GM) crops would bring higher yields and a better quality of life to the world? A recent study put forth by anthropologists from Washington University (WU) in St. Louis has revealed that Bt cotton, a type of GM cotton that produces its own insecticide, is causing significant problems for sustainable farm management, while offering little to no actual increases in yield.

First introduced in India in 2002, Bt cotton has been the source of much controversy because it simply has not lived up to its promises. A recent report in the U.K. Independent, for instance, explains that at least 200,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in the past decade because of losing everything to Bt cotton failures (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_M...). And now, further research is showing that the "frankencrops" are exacerbating other problems on farms, including the rise of damaging pests not warded off by the cotton's built-in insecticide.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds

climate changeExtreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade...

Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the world

immigrants from AfricaThe migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is symptomatic of deep dislocation in the Sahel region and...

The oil and gas boom has devastated ecosystems across the US

oil and gas destroy ecosystemsDrilling for oil and gas has caused long-lasting damage to ecosystems across Canada and the US,...

Lake Mead On Track For Record Low Water Level Amid Drought

Lake Mead near record low levelNevada's Lake Mead, the largest capacity reservoir in the United States, is on track to drop...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!