Bangaloreans Join hands with the global movement against Monsanto and for safe Food

Say a loud NO to GMOs and corporatisation of food/farming systems

Press Release : Bangalore : 15 October 2013

 

Karnataka High Court Issues Notice in PIL Highlighting Egregious Biopiracy and Governmental Apathy

Meanwhile, Karnataka scandalously transfers prosecuting officers in biopiracy case

Press Release : Bangalore : 21 November 2012

The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka (comprising Chief Justice Mr. Vikramjit Sen and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna) ordered issue of notice on 21 Nov 2012 in the Public Interest Litigation (Writ Petition No. 41532/2012) filed by Environment Support Group, Bangalore (ESG) and listed the matter for further consideration for the fourth week of January 2013.

 

IMPLICATIONS OF BIOPIRACY FOR CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND PROTECTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY RIGHTS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad

Dates: 17 - 17 October, 2012
Time: 18:15 – 19:45 hrs
Venue: Side Event Room 4 - HITEX 1 - Ground Level, Hyderabad

 

You are cordially invited to a Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad

Karnataka must not capitulate. Prosecute Monsanto/Mahyco and ors. for biopiracy

Reverse decision of Karnataka Biodiversity Board to stop investigation on ESG's complaint of biopiracy

Press Release : Bangalore : 7 February 2012
biopiracy

 

We share with shock and utter dismay that the Karnataka State Biodiversity Board, a critical regulatory body to implement the Biological Diversity Act, has resolved recently that it will not initiate criminal prosecution against M/s Monsanto and M/s Mahyco and others involved in biopiracy while developing India's first GMO food: B.t. Brinjal. This decision was taken in the 19th meeting of the Board held on 20 January 2011.

 

Leo F. Saldanha, Bhargavi S. Rao, and Mallesh K. R.
Environment Support Group

National Biodiversity Authority to prosecute Mahyco/Monsanto and collaborators promoting Bt Brinjal in violation of Biodiversity Protection Law

Press Release : Bangalore : 11 August 2011
Brinjal

In an unprecedented, though much delayed, decision, the National Biodiversity Authority of India (NBA) has decided to initiate legal action against M/s Mahyco/Monsanto and their collaborators for accessing and using local brinjal varieties in developing Bt Brinjal without prior approval of the competent authorities.

Leo F. Saldanha
Bhargavi S. Rao

RECLAIMING OUR COMMONS Protecting our Land, Water, Biodiversity & Livelihoods

HOSTED BY Asha Seattle & AID Seattle CONTACT seattle@ashanet.org seattle@aidindia.org 206.321.9456

Date: 23 May, 2013
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Microsoft Building 50/3015 4001 156th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

RECLAIMING OUR COMMONS
Protecting our Land, Water, Biodiversity & Livelihoods

WHEN
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6pm

WHERE
Microsoft Building 50/3015
4001 156th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

 

BIODIVERSITY, POLITICS AND CONSERVATION

Session on Green Politics in 2nd Indian Biodiversity Congress

Date: 11 December, 2012
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Insitute of Science, Bangalore

Environment Support Group is organising a session on Green Politics on 11th December 2012, 9 am to 1 pm, as part of the 2nd Indian Biodiversity Congress held at J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  

 

For more details of the Congress please visit: http://www.ibconline.co.in/  

Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court challenging callous disregard for biodiversity protection

Press Release : Bangalore : 16 October 2012

Release: 16 October 2012: Bangalore

Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court challenging callous disregard for biodiversity protection

 

BBC Hindu audio report on the Mahyco decision of the NBA

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11 August, 2011

Click on the link above to download/hear the BBC-Hindi report on the decision of the NBA to take action against Mahyco.  You can also read the online Hindi news report.