“GM crops and gender issues” - The benefits of GM cotton to women in India

Research at the University of Warwick, and the University of Goettingen in Germany, has found that the use of GM insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Bt) cotton  in India produced massive benefits in the earnings and employment opportunities for rural Indian women.

The research led by Dr Arjunan Subramanian of WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) in the University of Warwick found that the use of BT Cotton generated not only higher income for rural workers but also more employment, especially for hired female labour.

The research entitled “GM crops and gender issues” has been published in Nature Biotechnology Volume:28, Pages: 404–406 doi:10.1038/nbt0510-404