Category Archives: Biopiracy

State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives         … Read more »

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 15 October 2013 Bangalore, October 15th 2013: On the eve of World Food Day, today, Bangalore joined the Global March Against Monsanto and for food safety and seed soverignity. Hundreds of citizens including farmers, consumers, scientists, students, activists and numerous others who gathered in front of the Town Hall… Read more »

Criminal Proceedings Against Monsanto/Mahyco And Others, Back On Track

Karnataka High Court dismisses Petition seeking quashing of criminal prosecution 12 October 2013 Downloads: Release: Criminal proceedings against Monsanto back on track In a significant ruling, Justice Mr. A. S. Pachhapure of the High Court of Karnataka dismissed on 11th October petitions that sought quashing of criminal prosecution of senior representatives of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar (UAS), M/s… Read more »

Transferring Prosecuting Officers Exposes Indian And Karnataka Governments Weak Intent To Tackle Biopiracy By Mahyco/Monsanto And Others

9 March 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: Biopiracy Case Prosecuting Officers Transferred The Government of Karnataka has transferred out Mr. K. S. Sugara, IFS, from his position as Member Secretary of the Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB). The transfer appears to be a case of regular shuffling around and promotions of senior forest officials. While this may well be the case, Mr…. Read more »



Session on Green Politics in 2nd Indian Biodiversity Congress 11 December 2012 ; Time: 9 am to 1 pm ; Venue: J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Insitute of Science, Bangalore Downloads: Background note to session 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… Read more »

Public Interest Litigation In Karnataka High Court Challenging Callous Disregard For Biodiversity Protection

16 October 2012 Downloads: ESG Release: PIL on Biodiversity Loss and Biopiracy Release: 16 October 2012: Bangalore Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court challenging callous disregard for biodiversity protection Environment Support Group has filed a Public Interest Litigation (WP No. 41532/2012) in the Karnataka High Court challenging widespread violations of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and various interconnected laws,… Read more »

NBA Confirms Monsanto/Mahyco And Ors. To Be Criminally Prosecuted In B.t. Brinjal Biopiracy Case

Karnataka Chief Minister urged to revive biopiracy case 24 May 2012 Downloads: NBA confirms Monsanto to be prosecuted on biopiracy charges RTI Reply from NBA Representation to Karnataka Chief Minister ESG Appeal to NBA Against Rejection of Documents under RTI In its first official confirmation, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA, India’s independent regulator on all matters pertaining to biodiversity protection, conservation… Read more »

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 7 February 2012 Downloads: Petition to Karnataka Environment Minister Krishna Palemar Relevant extracts of minutes of Karnataka Biodiversity Board meetings ESG Press Release on reversing Board Decision in Biopiracy case ESG Kannada Press Release on reversing Board Decision in Biopiracy case We share with shock and… Read more »

Watch Al Jazeera’s The Stream Special On ESG’s Biopiracy Case Against Monsanto And Its Implications For Agriculture And Food Security

Derrick Ashong, musician and social entrepreneur, hosted this online programme aired on 24 January 2012 24 January 2012 Al Jazeera’s The Stream special focussing on ESG’s expose of Monsanto’s biopiracy in India while advancing Bt Brinjal, covered a whole range of interconnected issues. Watch the programme on You Tube.  (Duration: 45 mins.).   The programme was hosted by Derrick Ashong,… Read more »

National Biodiversity Authority To Prosecute Mahyco/Monsanto And Collaborators Promoting Bt Brinjal In Violation Of Biodiversity Protection Law

11 August 2011 Downloads: Annexure A: Copy of ESG’s complaint to NBA, 15th Feb 2010 Annexure B: Copy of letter from Karnataka Biodiversity Board to NBA, May 28, 2011 Annexure C: Copy of Monsanto’s application to access 2 varieties of Indian onions Annexure D: Agreement between UAS Dharwas & Mahyco, March 2005 (Pages 1-15) Annexure D: Agreement between UAS Dharwas… Read more »