India ‘world centre of hunger and malnutrition’

2 08 2009

A report by the Indian campaign group, the Navdanya Trust, has outlined  increasing levels of malnutrition in the sub-continent. Environmental campaigner, Vandana Shiva,  who runs the trust, is critical of the effects that genetically modified crops and chemical fertilisers have on Indian farmers. Debt, starvation, drought and suicide plague the rural communities around central India.

Source: article on BBC website.