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How the Times of India Colluded with Monsanto in Fake Reports of Bt Cotton Successes | Counterpunch

Reaping Gold Through Cotton, and Newsprint

by P. SAINATH

The same full page appeared twice in three years, the first time as news, the second time as an advertisement.

“Not a single person from the two villages has committed suicide.”

Three and a half years ago, at a time when the controversy over the use of genetically modified seeds was raging across India, a newspaper story painted a heartening picture of the technology’s success.

“There are no suicides here and people are prospering on agriculture. The switchover from the conventional cotton to Bollgard or Bt Cotton here has led to a social and economic transformation in the villages [of Bhambraja and Antargaon] in the past three-four years.” (Times of India, October 31, 2008).

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