I dati dell’ISAAA per il 2008

12 Feb 2009
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Per la prima volta l’aumento delle colture da OGM nel mondo non e’ un aumento a due cifre attestandosi solo ad un aumento globale del 9,4%.
Ma spicca ancora una volta il dato del cotone da OGM in India:

In India in 2008, 5 million small farmers, (up from 3.8 million farmers in 2007) benefited from planting 7.6 million hectares of Bt cotton, equivalent to a high adoption rate of 82%. Benefits will vary according to varying pest infestation levels in different years and locations. However, on average, conservative estimates for small farmers indicate that yield increased by 31%, insecticide application decreased by 39%, and profitability increased by 88% equivalent to US$250 per hectare. In addition, in contrast to the families of farmers planting conventional cotton, families of Bt cotton farmers enjoyed emerging welfare benefits including more prenatal care and assistance with at-home births for women, plus a higher school enrollment of their children, a higher percentage of whom were vaccinated.

Tra poco in India rimarra’ solo Van(da)na Shiva a spargere pesticidi sul suo cotone.
scarica i dati dell’ISAAA qui

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