Nat Geo – Biodiversity on Indian Cotton Farms

In 21st century agricultural practices, monoculture dominates. “Most commercial agriculture around the world comes in the form of monocultures, where whole fields are devoted to a single plant,” Andrew Flachs writes in a new article at Voices for Biodiversity, “Monocultures are stark landscapes, built around the logic of factories rather than the logic of farmers or forests.”

However, farmers in the Telangana region of India have begun to embrace biodiversity on their farms, planting other crop varieties and reducing reliance on genetically modified varieties, like cotton.

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