India Blocks Sale of Monsanto GM Crop
India has put a halt to plans to allow genetically modified eggplant from the agri-giant Monsanto to be sold on the Indian market. On Tuesday, the Indian government reversed a decision to allow Monsanto to sell its eggplant crop, known as Bt Brinjal. It would have been India’s first genetically modified food crop and the world’s first commercially cultivated genetically modified vegetable.
There was a previous report about the devastation Monsanto crops have imposed in India - destroying soil, bankrupting farmers, leading to number of suicides among bankrupted farmers, and families forced into debt servitude....