A Review Of Andhra Pradesh’s Climate Resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming Programme

An enquiry into an unprecedented transformation to natural farming globally. 16 October 2018 Downloads: A Review of AP CRZBNF – Saldanha -Oct 2018 – 3.5 MB   On the occassion of World Food Day, 2018, Environment Support Group is happy to share “A Review of Andhra Pradesh’s Climate Resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming Programme”, authored by Leo F. Saldanha.     In the last several years, the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh has devoted considerable

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“Government May Appear Insensitive, But It Cannot Ignore Voices Coming From Different Parts Of The Country”: Jairam Ramesh

Report of the Interaction on “New Draft Forest Policy and Deteriorating State of Environment in India” organised by ESG and Action Aid 13 April 2018 “Government may appear insensitive, but it cannot ignore voices coming from different parts of the country”: Jairam Ramesh       Youtube link to a recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4L5fiT4Ub9nfDlTKlVELF38Umg-GdoG   To a hall packed with people from various walks of life – academics, adivasis, students, journalists, trade unionists, administrators, etc.,

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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 16 March 2017 ; Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff @ ESG Report of the conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program

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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 here loudly pronounced the rejection of GMOs in our food and farming, and of corporatisation

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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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BIODIVERSITY, POLITICS AND CONSERVATION

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 Congress held at J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.   For more

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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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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 17 October 2012 ; Time: 18:15 – 19:45 hrs ; Venue: Side Event Room 4 – HITEX 1 – Ground Level, Hyderabad Downloads: Invitation to ESG Side Event on Biopiracy at COP11 of CBD, Hyderabad You are cordially invited to a Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad

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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, and thereby the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992. Taking note of the PIL, the Principal

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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 and use) has stated that “it is proceeding with lodging of complaint against the alleged

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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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MONSANTO’S BRINJAL BIOPIRACY: A SHOCKING EXPOSE OF CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR BIODIVERSITY LAWS IN INDIA

(original source) Written by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi S. Rao for India Law News 1 December 2011 Downloads: ESG Article on Biopiracy in India Law News of American Bar Association biodiversity,publications,brinjal,education,resources,campaigns biodiversity brinjal B.t. Brinjal biodiversity biopiracy criminal Decision Making environment genetically engineered genetically modified karnataka mahyco. gmo minister monsanto palemar prosecution

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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 & Mahyco, March 2005 (Pages 16-27) Annexure E: Material Transfer Agreement between TN Agricultural University

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BBC Hindu Audio Report On The Mahyco Decision Of The NBA

(original source) 1 11 August 2011 Downloads: btbrinjal-faisal-final.mp3 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. brinjal,biodiversity,mahyco,national biodiversity authority ,Add new comment

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Bt Brinjal

Environment Minister’s Decision on Bt Brinjal Welcome, Scientifically Sound, but Sketchy and Legally Weak 10 February 2010 Downloads: 10-reasons-say-no-gm-foods.pdf biodiversityact.pdf The decision of the Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Mr. Jairam Ramesh, to place a moratorium on the clearance accorded by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), to the environmental release of the Bt brinjal variety developed by M/s Mahyco (an Indian seed company with substantial investment from US multinational, Monsanto) is

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SAY NO TO Bt Brinjal : SAY NO To Release Of Genetically Modified Crops In India

Participate in the Public Consultation on Bt Brinjal to be held by Shri. Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c) 6 February 2010 Downloads: say-no-bt-brinjal-publicconsultation-fly.pdf Saturday, 6th February 2010 At Jnana Jyothi Auditotium, Central College Campus, Palace Road, Near State Bank of Mysore Circle, Bangalore – 560001 Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Why are we discussing Bt Brinjal today: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) include crops that are modified by inserting

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Jairam Ramesh Rebuts Sharad Pawar’s Stand Centre Has No Role In Reviewing GEAC Decision On Bt Brinjal Reasserts Right To Hold Public Consultations On Bt Brinjal Issue

21 January 2010 Downloads: press-release-ramesh-letter-pawar-gmo-21.pdf This morning a small report appeared in the Deccan Herald with the title: “Panel to take decision on Bt brinjal New Delhi, Jan 20, PTI: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/47973/panel-take-decision-bt-brinjal.html Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here on Wednesday that the expert committee’s decision on the introduction of Bt brinjal will be final and the Centre does not have any say in the issue. “We don’t have any opinion on it. The decisions of

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All Documents In ESG’s PIL Against Bt. Brinjal And Biopiracy In High Court Of Karnataka And Connected Orders In NGT, Chennai And Supreme Court Of India

Downloads: ESG PIL in High Court of Karnataka_ WP 41532-2012_Biopiracy HC order_2.12.2013 transferring case to NGT, Chennai All NGT orders_ESG_Appl 10-2014_Biopiracy till 9.12.2015 All SC orders_ESG_SLP(C)7951-2014_Biopiracy till 6.11.2015 biodiversity,brinjal,resources,biopiracy,Bt. Brinjal,Genetically engineered crop

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FAQ On How Biological Diversity Act Applies To The Approval Of Bt Brinjal (GMO) In India

Downloads: FAQ on How Biological Diversity Act applies to the approval of Bt Brinjal (GMO) in India FAQ on Kannada on How Biological Diversity Act applies to the approval of Bt Brinjal (GMO) in India community outreach,biodiversity,brinjal,resources,Bt brinjal,legal clearance,national biodiversity authority,National Biological Dicersity Act 2002

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