It’s a staple on social media and a commonplace on activist blogs: Thousands of Indian farmers have killed themselves because of GM seeds.
There’s only one problem: it’s a fabrication.
We’ve said it was a deception many times before, but it’s just too good of a story not to be repeated. It fits with the other myths constructed about GM crops. And if it helps to sell books and movies, well, that can’t be all bad, can it?
A study by the Indian government said the claim wasn’t true.