GM Cotton

What Does it Really Mean?


GM cotton is made with one of two traits. One makes it resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup. The other stimulates the plant to produce a toxin that kills the bollworm, one of the crop’s biggest pests.


This pest-resistant cotton is engineered with a gene from the bacteria Bacillus thurengiensis.


  • India is the only country that the cotton yeild increases
  • pests have already become resistant to the gene in the GM cotton
  • reports of livestock dying after eating left over debris
  • increased cost