An important 2015 paper by respected researchers deconstructs the false hype around Bt (GM) insecticidal cotton in India. The paper shows that Annual suicide rates in rainfed areas are inversely related to farm size and yield, and directly related to increases in Bt (GM) cotton adoption.


A 2011 report, entitled, “Every Thirty Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights and the Agrarian Crisis in India,” also explained that Indian policy has stripped many farmers of their livelihoods by greatly decreasing the value of their crops. Combined with the introduction of GM crops that trap farmers into an endless cycle of debt without providing any substantial benefits, and you end up with a society marked by despair, hopelessness, and a huge increase in suicides.