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Farmer suicides rising in non-GMO France, mirroring India’s crisis

07:01 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project
March 16, 2016, Sauvagny, Allier, France. Wilma Van Der Ploeg lost her husband from a hart attack while he was working in the field. He worked himself to death.

[Anti-GMO activists, led by Indian philosopher Vandana Shiva [read GLP profile here], have endlessly repeated the claim that the introduction of GMOs in India has led to a sharp and enduring rise in farmer suicides. It’s the central argument in her emotional appeal to Indian workers to lobby the government to block support for crop […]

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