• search

Farmers against BT cotton: International campaigner

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 15 (UNI) Director of African Centre for Bio-safety (ACB) and international campaigner on Genetic Engineering (GE) Mariam Mayet today said cotton farmers were opposed to the use of BT- cotton- seeds in India and South Africa.

Talking to newspersons here, Ms Mayet, who visited Warangal district where she met the cotton growers and interacted with them, said they supported the findings by Deccan Development Society about hazards of BT cotton which has an impact on health and environment.

Stating that most of the farmers in the country who were using BT cotton lost their crop and had health problems due to excessive usage of pesticides, she said Mansanto also bought two seed companies in Africa and was selling them in the country.

Cautioning that the international grain traders were planning to enter the GM food market to capture the economy of Developing countries, Ms Mayet said South Africa was the only country which has commercialised the white Maize, a staple food for 80 per cent of the people.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more