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Recent Updates

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.

 

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

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.