Bt cotton avoids millions of cases of pesticide poisoning in India

21.07.2011
GMO Pundit

In a recent publication in Ecological Economics, the University of Goettingen’s Professor Matin Qaim shows that Bt cotton helps to avoid at least 2.4 million cases of pesticide poisoning in India every year. In monetary terms, this is equivalent to a health cost saving of 14 million US$. The positive health effects have mirrored the increasing technology adoption rates. Go to the abstract of the publication.

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