Sheep killed by grazing Bt-cotton

Literally hundreds of sheep in India have been killed by grazing on lands were Bt-cotton were planted. Around 25% of the sheep died after grazing Bt-cotton.

Seems a bit crazy, does it not?

Read the report on the preliminary assessment.

Mortality in Sheep Flocks after grazing on Bt Cotton fields
– Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, April, 2006.


At May 05, 2006, Blogger AEnima said...

Hi johan, I apologize for the stupid question I´m about to ask but I read report and I couln´t find the answer too. What does Bt in Bt-cotton phrase stand for?

At May 05, 2006, Blogger Johan said...

Bt-cotton is a kind of GMO in which the cotton epxresses a toxin from the bacteria Bacillus Thuringiensis.

A recent Greenpeace report also points at the overall bad performance of this kind of GMO.


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