Corporate manslaughter in India - latest podcast (20/7/2006)

On July 11 eight bombs hit Mumbai's commuter rail network during the rush hour, tragically killing at least 200 people and sending shock waves around the world. The Indian government has reacted by trying to stop those who incite such murder, even blocking websites and blogs.

In the latest GM Watch podcast we look at how the Indian government, by contrast, has actually colluded in what's little short of corporate manslaughter - with far more people dying in the state of Mahrashtra alone in the last year, as a result of growing Bt cotton, than were killed in the Mumbai bombings.

The tragedy in Mahrashtra was entirely predictable from the moment Monsanto launched its lavish PR campaign to incite poor farmers to buy expensive Bt cotton seeds with the promise of big profits. The government colluded in the Bt PR offensive, both locally and nationally, and now the resulting controversy has burst around the head of India's Prime Minister.

This podcast also looks at the launch of the latest pro-GM lobby group and at how its declared aims of exposing misinformation and hidden agendas is fatally undermined by its close connection to lobby groups who perfectly exemplify the use of black propaganda and undeclared backers.

Listen to the podcast on your PC via indymedia (eg using QuickTime*) http://biotech.indymedia.org/or/2006/07/5193.shtml

Or on your computer or portable media player via iTunes http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=158600210

*not currently working with Windows Media Player

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