SJM co-convener's meetings with US business leaders evoke curiosity, reflect RSS' changing perception
Belief in a self-reliant economy is a cornerstone of the thought process of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch
Narendra Modi best person to bring about change, but it can’t be at pace people expect, says economist Jagdish Bhagwati
Ashwani Mahajan of SJM clarified in a meeting with industry representatives in New York that what it was insistent was for companies coming to India to be law-compliant
Farmers plant unapproved GM cotton seeds against govt apathy over technology approval; what is the way out?
The protesting farmers are demanding access to technology that will save them the cost of manual weeding and achieve control over bollworms which have developed resistance to pesticides
Despite ban, Indian farmers plant HTBT cotton; experts blame nexus between politicians, agro firms behind availability of illegal seed
Cotton growers incurred hefty losses over the years as Monsanto’s pest-resistant varieties failed to meet its objectives, there is no clarity whether the HT cotton will benefit the farmers in long-run
Maharashtra farmers' group agitates for 'freeing' GM seeds, but illegal varieties are rampant in India
About 1,000 Maharashtra farmers, under the aegis of the Shetkari Sanghatana, participated in a 'civil disobedience' movement in favour of GM seeds. They planted herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton, which is not approved for cultivation or sale in India.
Competition Commission of India's probe finds Monsanto abused dominant position in the market to hurt rivals
CCI in 2016 ordered the probe after farm ministry and some local seed companies complained that Monsanto was charging unreasonably high royalty fees
California jury hits Bayer with over $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial; largest US jury verdict to date
It was the third consecutive US jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year.
PepsiCo wants to 'amicably settle' issue of suing four farmers; coercing, intimidating farmers says Swadeshi Jagran Manch
PepsiCo is the second large US company to face major patent infringement issues in India.
Govt reduces Bt Cotton seed prices: Industry sulks at agri ministry’s order; agbiotech companies feel the heat
The Rs 10 reduction in BG-II cottonseed's maximum selling price to Rs 730 per pack will benefit cotton farmers by about Rs 40 crore
Monsanto’s GM cotton seed technology went on to dominate 90 percent of India’s cotton acreage
Deciding the appeal of US-based Monsanto, the apex court restored the order of the single judge bench of the Delhi High Court
SC backs Monsanto on GM cotton payments; ruling positive for foreign agri firms planning to invest in India
The decision on appeal overturns an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that Monsanto was unable to claim patents on GM cotton seeds.
Monsanto India appoints Cherukuri Ravishankar as new MD for its businesses in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Ravishankar will replace Shilpa Divekar Nirula, who now moves on to a senior leadership position at the parent company Bayer
Dewayne Johnson wins lawsuit against Monsanto: Case highlights hazardous effects of pesticide Roundup
The truth is finally out. US pesticide maker Monsanto, which had recently been acquired by German giant Bayer, gave Dewayne Lee Johnson cancer.
India bans 18 pesticides after reviewing 66 out of 104 used in country, leaves out monocrotophos, glyphosate
While there are 104 pesticides that are used in India but are banned in other countries, the Central government’s is reviewing only 66 pesticides of them.
The court found that Monsanto — which vowed to appeal — acted with "malice" in this case.
Dewayne Johnson was told by Monsanto you could drink it and it was completely non-toxic.
Bayer to complete acquisition of Monsanto on 7 June; German pharma major will retire US seed maker's name
Bayer had announced its intention to acquire Monsanto in May 2016 and signed an agreement with the US company for $128 per share in September 2016.
Fair trade regulator CCI has approved the German giant Bayer's proposed $66 billion acquisition of US-based biotech firm Monsanto
Monsanto loses legal battle over GM cotton patents; firm's false claim exposed, says National Seed Association head
On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court agreed with NSL, ruling that India’s Patent Act does not allow Monsanto any patent cover for its GM cotton seeds, said Narne Murali Krishna, a company secretary for NSL.