How anti-GMO activists sell India ‘suicide seeds’ narrative

Over the past decade, the story of hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers being driven to suicide because of the failure of their genetically modified cotton crops has circulated widely in the media and of course, in anti-GMO circles.

Others have also documented this story with heartrending imagery. The tragedies of the suicides shown in the films and reported in all of the media accounts are real. The reasons often given, however, are false, as I have previously discussed. But the GMO/suicide narrative has persisted because leading environmentalists and influential writers and journalists continue to repeat it. They do this despite evidence to the contrary that has been reported in the GuardianBBC, Canada’s National Post, and elsewhere.

The successful propagation of the GMO/Indian farmer suicide narrative is a case study that is as fascinating as it is abhorrent.

Read the full, original article: The Selling of the Suicide Seeds Narrative

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