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04 Double standards of safety

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Union Carbide already had a pesticide factory running in a small town in the USA called Institute in West Virginia. When they built the factory in Bhopal, instead of building a factory similar to the factory at Institute, they made many changes. They cut down on the […]

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03 Union Carbide comes to Bhopal

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Union Carbide (UCC) built its pesticide factory in Bhopal while the Green Revolution was at its peak. The people managing the corporation thought that because farmers in Madhya Pradesh grew cotton and other crops that ‘needed’ a lot of pesticides they could do good business here. The […]

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02 The Green Revolution

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Cunning as they were, these corporations called this kind of agriculture using chemicals – the ‘Green Revolution’. They claimed that the Green Revolution would guarantee that there was enough food for everyone in the world and no one had to go hungry. Because the promise to abolish […]

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01 Companies find a way to market poisons

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People About 50 years ago, a few large corporations pushed forward a claim that if farmers used synthetic chemicals as fertilizers they could increase food production, and if they used chemicals as pesticides they could protect their crops from being damaged by different insects. The fact is that […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.