Is adoption of Bt cotton an indicator of its success?

Very often, it is argued by biotech proponents and others that the very adoption of Bt cotton in India is an indicator of its success. This is a short response on such arguments. Adoption cannot be an indicator of success or desirability of a technology – pesticides have also been adopted in large quantities by Indian farmers but that by no means makes it a desirable or successful technology.
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