BBC NEWS | Punjab reaps a poisoned harvest
David Loyn, BBC News | 26 April 2008
. . . Before Mr Singh’s father died young of cancer in 1992, none here suspected that the technology that had brought wealth to these farmlands in the 1970s might have a downside as well.
The new strains of seed and chemical pesticides and fertilisers, certainly brought high yields.
They called it the Green Revolution.
But today . . . high levels of pesticide residue. . . .
The benefit of high yields from new seed types was not long-lasting, and the pests kept ahead of the pesticide