From its polluted landscapes to its poisoned workers, India is paying a heavy price for Europe's desire for cheap cotton. Pesticides banned in Europe readily find its way onto the Indian market.
The average life expectancy of cotton farmers is 35. "I have constant headaches, I can't breathe properly anymore", complains one worker. It's not just the cotton workers who suffer. Spills from pesticide manufacturing plants have contaminated entire regions. But with stiff competition from China for the cotton trade, India's reliance on pesticides will continue.FULL SYNOPSIS