Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monsanto to Face Biopiracy Charges in India

By Sayer Ji, OpEdNews
17 January 12

In an unprecedented decision, India's National Biodiversity Authority(NBA), a government agency, declared legal action against Monsanto (and their collaborators) for accessing and using local eggplant varieties (known as brinjal) to develop their Bt genetically engineered version without prior approval of the competent authorities, which is considered an act of "biopiracy.

According to an article published this month in the journal Nature Biotechnology, Monsanto is facing biopiracy charges in India.   READ MORE 

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