Finding the facts about genetic modification

2019-03-01 09:14:02

MORE than 100,000 people kill themselves each year in India. Many of these deaths are of men who fall into debt, and one-fifth of all the suicides are farmers. The farmers’ plight has become a lightning rod for critics of genetically modified crops, including Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. Anti-GM groups have long argued that expensive cotton seeds engineered to contain the gene for the pesticidal Bt toxin were irresponsibly promoted in 2002,