Indian farmer suicide rates are high, and experts aren’t sure why. Many point fingers at Monsanto’s GMOs as the cause for a quarter of a million Indian farmer suicides, but journalist Keith Kloor, NYU journalism professor, contributor to Slate and former Senior Editor of the Audobon Magazine, reveals evidence that suggests otherwise.
There is a frightening global phenomenon sweeping across ag-heavy states and countries, and it is getting worse.
Farmers are committing suicide more than any other occupation. The problem is most prominent in India, where desperation to pay debts amidst poor crop yields leads to what some farmers see as their only option.