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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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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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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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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