SEED: The Untold Story – Pesticide and Suicide – Clip

  • clip (0:02:42) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 4/16/2017

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film SEED: The Untold Story, Suman Khulko, a seed collector in a farming family in a small village in eastern India, tells how her brother insisted they use chemicals and hybrids to make their farm profitable, but the results were disastrous and tragic. Their hybrid seeds became diseased, and after drought ruined his crop, their uncle went mad and committed suicide—by drinking the same chemical pesticide. Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar, environmental activist, public speaker and anti-globalization author, tells us here that 270,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide.

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