India: Killer spray - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

India: Killer spray - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

Good piece on the perils of pesticides in India...

"The Green Revolution swept across India in the 1960s and 1970s, changing it from a nation begging for food aid to a top cotton and grain producer. But 'Green' did not refer to organic farming. Instead, politicians, scientists and philanthropists argued that by switching from traditional to Western farming methods - using pesticides and fertilisers - India could fight hunger.

Today, India's pesticide industry is worth billions of dollars but there appears to be a high price - devastating health problems for communities where pesticides like endosulfan are intensively used.

With pesticide companies claiming their products are safe..."

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