Category Archives: B.T. Cotton

Death by GM contamination

March 11, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE How did all this happen? Easily. By steady, unrelenting persuasion by a chemical-cum-GM seed multinational sitting around in Pakistan the past 15 years, seemingly twiddling its thumbs. Starting in America, nothing happened by accident but … Continue reading

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Mayhem by monoculture

February 19, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Crop failures are an inevitable part of agricultural life. Though blame is often attributed to drought, excess rains, and other weather discrepancies, the chosen method of farming itself is never called into question. Instead, massive … Continue reading

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Bt by the backdoor

February 06, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE With GMOs and Monsanto, the world’s biggest purveyor of toxic, death-dealing chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and seeds with drastically-altered DNA, there’s never a dull moment. Virtually every week, even daily, they make headlines somewhere in … Continue reading

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Wikileaks : the GM/Bt push into Pakistan

By  Najma Sadeque Wikileaks run into so many millions that it takes months or years to ferret out specifics relevant to one’s own country or other linked-up nations. One leak regarding corporate agricultural goings-on in Pakistan from 2008, was fished … Continue reading

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The global agri-feudals

The global agri-feudals   The Nation   NAJMA SADEQUE   There’s nothing new about the US goal of maintaining control over the world’s food and agriculture, or at least that of “developing countries”. It’s been an open secret since Kissinger’s … Continue reading

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Something to cry about

By:Najma Sadeque Concerns of an agricultural activist Ijaz Ahmad Rao, farmer and agricultural activist, is concerned about a particular Bt ‘Cry’ gene. He has reason to be. Among the crops he grows is cotton – the non-GMO variety. He is … Continue reading

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Corporate brinjal and the profit motive

By Najma Sadeque   When smooth operators can’t break in through the front entrance, they worm in from the back door. Even after a lawsuit was filed against Monsanto biopiracy, it took India’s civil society years to win a decade-long … Continue reading

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