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  India will lead organic cotton produce

India now ranked second after Turkey, is soon expected to emerge as the largest producer of organic cotton in the world. Its current production of 10,834 tonnes is within 100 tonnes of Turkey’s. Organic cotton is a premium produce commanding a handsome price in the market place. For environmentalists, a greater point of satisfaction is that its cultivation makes do without genetically modified seeds, chemical fertilisers or pesticides.

Does not this news, seen in the context of GM cotton failures and farmers’ suicides, prompt us to a solution? Well-informed farmers are making money and poor farmers are un-informed.

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