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Monsanto Can Claim Patent on GM Cotton in India, Top Court Rules

Monsanto Can Claim Patent on GM Cotton in India, Top Court Rules

Update, Jan. 25, this post includes new reporting: Since the Jan. 8 judgement, new reports have called Monsanto’s “patent victory”—and the media’s reporting of it—into doubt. It appears that the Supreme Court reversed the case to a single judge of the Delhi Hight Court for trial, which will determine the validity of Monsanto’s patent for […]

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    Report: Monsanto May Leave India After Losing GMO Cotton Patent

    Report: Monsanto May Leave India After Losing GMO Cotton Patent

    Could Monsanto’s six-decade presence in India be coming to a halt? On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court ruled that the biotech giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country. Citing India’s Patents Act of 1970, the court said that plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented, […]

    Want Sustainable Clothing? It’s Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

    Want Sustainable Clothing? It’s Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

    By Valerie Vande Panne Do you know where your clothes came from? No, not the store, the label or the brand. Or China, India or Vietnam. I mean, do you know who made your clothing? Do you know what your clothes are made from? Or where the fiber in your clothing came from? The cotton, […]