India Suicides: I Want My Father Back

We've made mention of the social and environmental costs of monocultures and genetically modified crops often. Amongst these has been many mentions of a humanitarian disaster occuring on a daily basis in India, where thousands of farmers have been committing suicide as a result of failed harvests -- the failed harvests being the result of failed promises from the likes of Monsanto. The following documentary, produced in India, by Indians, paints the clearest picture of this situation that I've yet seen. In addition, the documentary compares the failure of those sucked into input-intensive industrialised agriculture with the success of those who have reverted to organic methods.

Part I: Duration 00:38:00 (drag slider to the 30 second mark to skip an awful beep!)

Part II: Duration 00:49:00 (drag slider to the 20 second mark to skip an awful beep!)

 

 

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