Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Farmers across Punjab state have helped India double farm yields over the past 50 years, making the country a food exporter from a chronically hungry one in the 1960s.
The "Green Revolution," however, also introduced them to chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have since seeped into increasingly scarce water sources and contaminated food and soil. Over the last five years, more than 34,000 people died of cancer in Punjab alone, the government said. Bloomberg's Kismet Singh reports. (Source: Bloomberg)