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TO GO WITH UN-environment-biodiversity-agriculture-India-cotton,FOCUS by Mariette le Roux British Environment Minister Richard Benyon gestures as he addresses an interaction with local political leaders and Indian cotton farmers in Warangal District, some 170kms north-east of Hyderabad on October 18, 2012. When Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi took up the baton for home-grown cotton a century ago, he may not have realised the devastating impact its cultivation would have on the land he so loved. Cotton is a thirsty plant and parts of India drought-prone. But the intensive farming process for cotton leaches the soil and requires high pesticide and fertiliser use that pollutes further downstream. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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TO GO WITH UN-environment-biodiversity-agriculture-India-cotton,FOCUS by Mariette le Roux British Environment Minister Richard Benyon gestures as he addresses an interaction with local political leaders and Indian cotton farmers in Warangal District, some 170kms north-east of Hyderabad on October 18, 2012. When Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi took up the baton for home-grown cotton a century ago, he may not have realised the devastating impact its cultivation would have on the land he so loved. Cotton is a thirsty plant and parts of India drought-prone. But the intensive farming process for cotton leaches the soil and requires high pesticide and fertiliser use that pollutes further downstream. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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