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GMO That Kills: GM-Cotton Problems Drive Indian Farmers to Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, GMO, India, Monsanto )


- 1519 days ago - rt.com
undreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.
Use of Antibiotics in Cattle Feed Leads to Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, Medicine, Physics, USA )


- 1574 days ago - rt.com
DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is spreading from cattle feedlots across the US through the air, a new study has found. The report indicates that so-called superbugs threatening humans could be traced to the use of antibiotics in cattle feed.
Monsanto Fined $600k By EPA for Uncontrolled Releases of Toxic Chemicals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Ecology, Health, Monsanto, USA )


- 1576 days ago - rt.com
Monsanto has agreed to pay the US government $600,000 for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled toxic chemical releases from its Idaho phosphate plant. The releases in Soda Springs occurred between 2006 and 2009.
Rising Suicide Rate for Indian Farmers Blamed on GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, GMO, India, SciTech )


- 1662 days ago - rt.com
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it's been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suicides by India farmers.
   

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