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


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