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 Mahyco/Monsanto and M/s Sathguru, who have been accused by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and

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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. Sugara’s transfer presents a major setback to the ongoing prosecution in India’s first biopiracy case

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Karnataka High Court Issues Notice In PIL Highlighting Egregious Biopiracy And Governmental Apathy

Meanwhile, Karnataka scandalously transfers prosecuting officers in biopiracy case 21 November 2012 Downloads: ESG Release: PIL on Biodiversity Loss and Biopiracy Transfer order of Officer prosecuting agt biopiracy ESG PIL Kar HC Challenging Biopiracy and Biodiversity Loss 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)

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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 utter dismay that the Karnataka State Biodiversity Board, a critical regulatory body to implement the

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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, musician and social entrepreneur (@ashong, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derrick-ashong; http://www.derrickashong.com/about-me/) and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Al Jazeera journalist and producer

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