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GM: Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing on Bt Cotton, notes Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:50 AM
At least 1,800 sheep reported dead from severe toxicity after grazing on Bt cotton fields in just four villages in Andhra Pradesh India

The Bt trail of dead sheep, ill workers and dead villagers over three years

At least 1,820 sheep were reported dead after grazing on post-harvest Bt cotton crops; the symptoms and post-mortem findings strongly suggest they died from severe toxicity. This was uncovered in a preliminary investigation conducted by civil society organisations in just four villages in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh in India. The actual problem is likely to be much greater.

This latest report confirms the findings of an earlier fact-finding investigation, also conducted by civil society organisations, on illnesses in cotton farm workers and handlers caused by Bt cotton in another cotton-growing state, Madhya Pradesh, in India (“More illnesses linked to Bt crops”, this series).

And not so long ago, we reported similar illnesses and deaths among villagers in the Philippines linked to exposure to Bt maize since 2003 (“GM ban long overdue, dozens ill and five deaths in the Philippines”

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by DCDAVECLARKE

What does the "Bt" stand for? I am guessing that this is a Genetically modified Cotton.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by pavil

From the ones I've seen, "Bt" stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, and "Bti" stands for Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis.

Both are bacteria with insecticidal/pesticidal purposes/uses/application.

[edit on 16-6-2010 by jjjtir]


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