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Monsanto let off the hook on Bt Brinjal Monsanto let off the hook on Bt Brinjal

http://www.tehelka.com/story_main51.asp?filename=Ne250212Monsanto.asp CURRENT AFFAIRS KARNATAKA Despite violating the Biodiversity Act, American seed major escapes legal action, reports Imran Khan Bad genes Farmers protest against Monsanto in Bengaluru AFTER GUNNING for American seed major Monsanto and its Indian subsidiary Mahyco for violating the Biological Diversity Act in the Bt Brinjal case, the Karnataka State Bio-diversity Board has decided not to prosecute the violators. ALSO READ The Gene Gun At Your Head ‘Go Aheads Came On Monsanto’s Data’ The decision was taken on 20 January while reviewing the complaint of Bengaluru based Environment Support Group (ESG) against Monsanto, Mahyco and the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, accusing them of violating norms by illegally accessing six […]

Should we encourage biopirates to expand their business in India?

Monsanto_Onion_IIHR_Access_NBA_Application_270611 ESG_Petition_Appeal_Monsanto_Biopiracy_060811 ESG_KarBioBoard_BtBrinjal_Petition_120210 An appeal for your URGENT support Should we encourage biopirates to expand their business in India? 06 August 2011 Dear Friends, As you are aware, the environmental release of the first ever Genetically Modified Food (Bt Brinjal – eggplant) in India, promoted by M/s Mahyco (an Indian subsidiary of US TNC Monsanto), was stayed by a February 2011 decision by then Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh who ordered a moratorium on the product’s environmental and commercial release. This decision was the outcome of public opinion gathered in a series of nation-wide public consultations that he held and based also on a variety of scientific evidence and legal […]

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