Anna Swaraj: The only way we can rescue Indian farmers from debt and suicide

Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2015

By Dr Vandana Shiva — Scroll.in, 10 October 2015

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Relying on GM Crops to Battle Climate Change ‘Suicidal,’ Indian Activist Charges

Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2010

(Published on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Reuters AlertNet)
By Laurie Goering

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LONDON – Faced with growing demand for food and increasingly unpredictable weather, many developing nations are debating whether to relax restrictions on the use of genetically modified crops.

Seed developers promise that a coming generation of genetically modified (GM) food crops will have climate-resilient features, from drought resistance to saltwater tolerance.

But widespread adoption of GM varieties by small farmers would be “suicidal in terms of climate change,” said Vandana Shiva, an Indian social activist, environmentalist and proponent of small-scale farming.

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