Friday, June 18, 2010

Organic cotton farming more profitable, says report

"Organically grown cotton is more profitable for farmers than Bt cotton, a new Greenpeace report said here Tuesday.

'In the year 2009-10, farmers cultivating cotton through organic practices earned 200 percent more net income than farmers who grew genetically engineered cotton (Bt cotton),' the report said.

The report 'Picking Cotton - The choice between organic and genetically-engineered cotton for farmers in South India' is a comparative analysis of the two methods of agriculture among cotton farmers in Andhra Pradesh."

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