12 Aug '11, 3pm

India Takes Monsanto To Court For Biopiracy Over Development Of GM Eggplant: photo: McKay Savage/CC BY Agri-gia...

NBA says the developers of Bt brinjal (the introduction of which was halted in 2010 by then environment minister Jairam Ramesh on the grounds that more tests were needed to prove its safety) used local varieties of eggplant in developing the GM crop "without prior approval of the competent authorities." (GM Watch ) More details on the action are available at the above link. Biopiracy a Sensitive Issue in India The issue of biopiracy is a big one in India and stems back many years. In the past various multinational corporations have tried patenting products that were just packaged versions of traditional medicinal remedies used for generations. Neem and turmeric were often targets. In 2009, India passed a law deem all traditional medicinal herbs (as well as yoga postures) as being part of the nation's cultural heritage and therefore "public property", prohibiting anyone pat...

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The hybrid has genetic modifications that have three additional traits that allow it resistance to insects and the Roundup...

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GM corn being developed for fuel instead of food

GM corn being developed for fuel instead of food

theecologist.org 16 Aug '11, 10am

US farmers are growing the first corn plants genetically modified for the specific purpose of putting more ethanol in gas ...