Bt Brinjal

Deconstructing notions of 'science capital' and 'world class city' in the context of Bangalore and the proposed 'science city' in Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government

Date: 16 March, 2017
Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore
Sheila Jasanoff

 

Report of the conversation with

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

NBA confirms Monsanto/Mahyco and ors. to be criminally prosecuted in B.t. Brinjal Biopiracy Case

Karnataka Chief Minister urged to revive biopiracy case

Press Release : Bangalore : 24 May 2012
NBA to finally prosecute Monsanto for biopiracy

In its first official confirmation, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA, India's independent regulator on all matters pertaining to biodiversity protection, conservation and use) has stated that “it is proceeding with lodging of complaint against the alleged violators” of Biological Diversity Act on grounds of biopiracy in promo

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