Chris Van Es

自杀的盛行

新德里——过去十年中,在印度的四个邦里出现了普遍的农民自杀现象:马哈拉施特拉,安得拉普拉德希,卡纳塔克和旁遮普。根据官方数据,自从1997年以来,印度已经有16万农民自杀。

在农民种植棉花的区域,此类自杀最为频繁,而且这显然与种子垄断直接相关,因为在印度,棉花种子的供应已经逐渐不受农民的控制,而是听由全球性的种子制造商的摆布,如蒙桑托公司。通过收购,建立合资企业和发放许可证,这些大型公司已经开始控制当地的种子公司,导致种子垄断。

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