Agriculture

Killer spray

Print edition : November 10, 2017

A farmworker spraying insecticide in a field in Yavatmal district. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Farmworkers undergoing treatment for pesticide poisoning at the Vasantrao Naik Government hospital in Yavatmal district. Photo: S. SUDARSHAN

The death of 20 farmworkers who sprayed pesticides on Bt cotton crops in Maharashtra puts the focus on the risky practice and on the claims about Bt cotton not needing pesticides.
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