Made by Monsanto: the Corporate Shaping of GM Crops as a Technology for the Poor, by Dominic Glover, 06 June 2009,
The current dominant discourse about GM crops in India is willing to accept blindly that Bt cotton is the reason for yield increases in cotton in India.
The alternative analysis will show that large-scale shift in seed sources, shift from unirrigated to irrigated cotton, good monsoons, ow pest incidence, etc, have all contributed to cotton yield increases in some years in some states of the country, coupled with increased use of chemical fertilisers.
Incidentally, while the biotech industry supported by un-analytical media hypes up Bt cotton for everything good with cotton in the country, the official data and reports tucked away here and there are much more pragmatic and realistic with their analysis. -"Bt Cotton and the Myth of Enhanced Yields" by Kavita Kuruganti, Economic & Political Weekly EPW May 30, 2009
The Health Risks of GM Foods:
Summary and Debate