Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Young-Women-Workers-27MZIFI4S0XP.htmlConceptually similarYoung Women WorkersGP020G7Completed★★★★Young Women WorkersGP027HJCompleted★★★★Organic Farmer Gullapalli RajeswariGP020FWCompleted★★★★Organic Cotton Farmer in IndiaGP020GFCompleted★★★★Organic Cotton Farmers in IndiaGP020G4Completed★★★★Organic Cotton Farmer in IndiaGP020G5Completed★★★★Organic Cotton Farmer in IndiaGP027HNCompleted★★★★Organic CottonGP020G6Completed★★★★Workers on Cotton Farm in IndiaGP020FPCompleted★★★★View AllGP027HKYoung Women WorkersDaughter of organic farmers, learning to be tailor in Kishtapur, Karimnagar. The work of the Chetna association of organic farmers in Karimnagar expands the cotton fields. They organize vocational training workshops for young women in their village, who learn to stitch while making the cotton sacks where the organic cotton will be sold to European fashion brands.Locations:Andhra Pradesh-India-South AsiaDate:16 Nov, 2009Credit:© Peter Caton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Cotton-Cotton farming-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Manual workers-One person-Organic farming-SAGE (campaign title)-Textile industry-Toxics (campaign title)-WomenShoot:GE and Non-GE Cotton Research in IndiaGreenpeace researches the difference between farmers growing GE (genetically engineered) and non-GE cotton in India and understands that BT Cotton (a GE variety) does not perform as well as conventional cotton planted and grown using Non-Pesticide Management (NPM) or Organic growing systems. BT cotton is genetically engineered to produce a toxin that protects it from insect pests. Despite having this protection, BT cotton farmers are still advised by seed sellers to spray their crops with a variety of chemical pesticides. Greenpeace has released a report (http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/reports/Picking-Cotton/) documenting the experiences of farmers in Andhra Pradesh. Unlike the seed companies, the farmers Greenpeace met with have not been profiting from BT cotton. Organic farmers have much lower costs of cultivation and therefore are more financially stable than BT cotton farmers who often end the cotton season with crushing debt.