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Supreme Court refuses to stay order against Monsanto on GM cotton patents 7.5.2018 General News
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a stay on a Delhi High Court ruling that U.S. company Monsanto cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, but the world's largest seed maker said it is "confident on the merits" of its case.
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GM cotton patent row: SC issues notice on Monsanto's plea 7.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday asked an Indian company to respond to Monsanto's plea challenging a Delhi High Court verdict holding that the American firm cannot claim a patent on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds.
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Monsanto moves SC on BT cotton seed patent 4.5.2018 General News
US-based agro major Monsanto Technology today moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order dismissing its plea to enforce the patent for its BT cotton seeds in India. An apex court bench comprising justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Abhay Manohar Sapre will take up the matter on May 7. The firm moved the apex court against the April 11 order by which its plea was dismissed by the high court, which had partially allowed the counter-claims of three Indian seed companies that Monsanto does not have a patent for its BT cotton seeds, a genetically modified variant which resist bollworms. The court had also upheld the decision of a single judge on the issue of trait fee payable to Monsanto by the companies -- Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, Prabhat Agri Biotech Ltd and Pravardhan Seeds Private Ltd -- under the sub-licence with them. The single judge had said that the Indian companies would pay trait fees to Monsanto according to government-set rates. Monsanto wanted to charge a higher rate
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Monsanto Appeals To Top Court Over Genetically Modified Cotton Patents 4.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Monsanto Co has appealed to the Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed last month that the world's biggest seed maker cannot claim patents on its genetically modified or...
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Monsanto appeals to India's Supreme Court over GM cotton patents 4.5.2018 General News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has appealed to India's Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed last month that the world's biggest seed maker cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, a company spokesman said on Friday.
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R&D in agri-biotech to be hit after court order on Bt cotton patent: Seed bodies 4.5.2018 General News
Seed industry bodies FSII and AAI have expressed disappointment over a court order dismissing US-biotech major Monsanto's plea to enforce patent for its BT cotton seeds in India, saying this may cause "irreparable damage" to agri and crop-biotech research while depriving farmers from new farm technologies. Last month, a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna of Delhi High Court partially allowed the counter-claims of three Indian seed companies, including Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, that Monsanto does not have a patent for its BT cotton seeds, a genetically modified variant which resists bollworms. Monsanto's JV firm Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd (MMBL) has sub-licensed Bt cotton seed technology to various domestic seed companies since 2002 and charges royalty. The Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and the Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), which have been formed by MNCs and Indian seed companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer Bioscience, DuPont Pioneer and Rasi ...
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Monsanto appeals to India's Supreme Court over GM cotton patents 4.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has appealed to India's Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed last month that the world's biggest seed maker cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, a company spokesman said on Friday.
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'Doing science in India troublesome for those over 60' (Book Review) 3.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Book: Doing Science in India: My Second Innings; Author: Dr G. Padmanaban; Publisher: IISc Press; Pages: 124; Price: Rs 799
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Protect patents: on revoking Monsanto’s Bollgard-2 patent 3.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The Delhi HC’s judgment revoking Monsanto’s Bollgard-2 patent is troubling
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Alibaba rolls out blockchain to tackle fake eggs, rice and other food items 1.5.2018 Latest News
China's online shopping giant is initially testing its fakes-fighter on food items from Australia and New Zealand
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U.S. ethanol makers snap up cheap sorghum after China tariffs 30.4.2018 General News
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol makers have joined global livestock producers to snap up discounted American sorghum supplies after buyers in China backed out of deals due to stiff anti-dumping tariffs on the grain imposed by Beijing in a mounting trade dispute.
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Researchers edit gene to reduce blood cholesterol levels 28.4.2018 General News
Using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have successfully turned off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in adult mice.
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Have GMOs really had an adverse impact on the health of its consumers? 27.4.2018 Latest News
It is not possible to prove a food is safe, only to say that no hazard has been shown to exist
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Normal monsoon will enable favourable Kharif production: Agri Minister 26.4.2018 General News
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh suggested that the Kharif season this year would witness favourable produce, in lieu of suitable climatic conditions."The Indian meteorological department has forecast a normal monsoon this year, which indicates the likelihood of good crop production in the coming Kharif season," he said while speaking at the national conference on agriculture for Kharif campaign here on Wednesday.The minister further expressed confidence in the government with regards to doubling farmers' income by the stipulated 2022 deadline. To achieve this, he said the Ministry has been working to reduce the cost of farming, increase production through better productivity, ensure profitable returns and risk management given the uncertainty of weather."Today, India is not only self-dependent but also an exporter of many agricultural products," he added.Singh also stated that the government aims to make agriculture-related policies and programmes income-oriented rather ..
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Seed testing facilities in India are fairly good: ISTA secretary-general 25.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
‘Agency did not cancel any seed testing lab’s licence’
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IPR allows seed companies to recover R&D investment: US official 24.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of seed companies is necessary owing to huge expenditure made in research and development (R&D), a senior US official said on Tuesday.
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Production cuts loom large for cotton seed firms, farmers to be impacted 23.4.2018 Latest News
Squeezed between rising cost of production and falling realisation, cotton seed companies are planning to cut its production for the kharif sowing 2019 which may impact India's 8 million farmers adversely.Cotton seed producers claim that their production cost has risen by 20 per cent in the last three years since when the Bollgard II Bt cotton price was fixed at Rs 800 per packet of 450 each two years ago. But, after stagnating for two years, the government of India decided to cut its prices by Rs 60 or 7.5 per cent to Rs 740 per packet for the current year.The cut was announced at a time when seed companies have initiated awareness programs for farmers to help them adopt best farm practices to fetch higher yield from the same sowing area. Last year, many farmers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana reported huge cotton output loss due to pink ballworm attack on the standing crop. The decline in output in major producing states prompted the government to reduce its cotton ...
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Replanting Indian cotton 22.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Researchers say it is time India moves on from hybrids
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Shortage of non-BT seeds in Maha, admits minister 22.4.2018 General News
"Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar today said farmers in the state would have to use BT seeds for the Kharif season as non-BT seeds are not available in the market at present. "We have directed agriculture universities and agriculture research centres to develop non- BT seeds. Presently, non-BT seeds are not available in market. As a result, farmers will have to use BT seeds with precaution for some time," he said. Phundkar was addressing a meeting on management of pink bollworm infestation that had damaged cotton crop of farmers in Vidarbha and part of Marathwada regions recently. The meeting discussed precautions to be taken while using BT seeds for sowing. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told the meeting that workshops for welfare of farmers will be conducted across the country from May 2. Phundkar said sufficient non-BT seeds would be made available to farmers in the next two years. The minister later told reporters that around one lakh
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Indian agri-exports stand to gain from US-China trade war 20.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Indian agri-exports stand to gain from US-China trade war
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