In India, the suicide rate among farmers is an alarming 47 percent higher than workers in other sectors, and the figures continue to rise year after year. Environmental activists are blaming the deaths on Monsanto, the multinational corporation that has the market cornered on the insecticide-infused crop known as Bt Cotton. The genetically modified cotton contains Bacillus thuringiensis bacterium, from which it getsĀ its name, and Monsanto‘s fierce restrictions concerning the saving and selling of seeds has put an enormous stress on farmers. Read on to learn more about the controversy between Monsanto and environmental activists in India.

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