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 these chemical corporations had been producing deadly gases and other chemicals for use in the world wars and once the war ended they had no market for these chemicals; so they began a war against insects who they called pests.

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We believe Dow 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.