Vandana Shiva - Seeds and Seed Multinationals

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This film is available in English and German.

Having harvested disastrous crops of Monsanto’s genetically modified "BT" cotton, many Indian farmers face ruin. For many farmers, the only escape from these accumulated debts is suicide.
For more than 20 years, Vandana Shiva dedicated herself to defending the rights of India’s small farmers and maintaining biodiversity. “Monsanto – quit India” is her mantra.

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This film is available in English and German.

Many Indian farmers face ruin because the genetically modified BT cotton from Monsanto, first approved in 2002, rendered them disastrous yields. Hoping for higher crop yields and fewer chemicals, the farmers were persuaded to purchase the genetically modified seeds at quadruple price. Yet the anticipated bumper crop failed to materialize. Disease and insect-ridden plants forced the farmers to use even more of the expensive chemicals, driving their bank debts higher. For many farmers the only escape from these accumulated debts is suicide. In all of India over 20,000 farmers committed suicide in the last few years.

For more than twenty years Vandana Shiva, author and environmental advocate with a Ph.D. in particle physics, has dedicated herself to ensuring the rights of India’s small farmers and maintaining biodiversity. „Monsanto – get out of India“ is the mantra she uses to challenge the agro-chemical multis.

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Length
60 min
Available languages
English/German
Year
2006-2010
FSK
suitable for all ages
ISBN
978-3-935573-09-2

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