Posts Tagged ‘monsanto’

 

Bt-Toxin: The Rise of Pesticide Resistant Species

Posted on June 10th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

In the hopes of eradicating pests, biotech giant Monsanto introduced genetically modified “Bt corn” equipped with the bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in the late 1990s. Bt produces Bt-toxin, a pesticide that breaks open the stomachs of certain insects and kills them. Over the past decade, Monsanto’s Bt-toxin has sprouted numerous problems, including the creation […]

 
 

GM Genocide: What Bt Cotton is Doing to Indian Farmers

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

The death toll is rising in India, where more than a quarter of a million farmers have succumbed to suicide. In fact, the world views it as the “largest wave of recorded suicides in human history.” And who are to blame but global agrochemical corporations such as Monsanto, Cargill, and Syngenta? Upon their arrival in […]