India is suing Monsanto for stealing an indigenous crop.
You can read an article about the lawsuit here.
I will be watching this one closely. This could have far reaching ramifications. One of my first thoughts was - could a Native American tribe, as a sovereign nation, pursue biopiracy claims for any of the indigenous corn grown in the US?
In other news, Monsanto won yet another lawsuit against a farmer, this one right here in Indiana.
My daughter and her teammates are exploring the concepts of human rights and terrorism for a Future Problem Solver competition. One of the areas they identified to pursue was GMO. So, 16 year olds view this issue as one of human rights verging on terrorism.
I wonder what would happen if the UN became involved in biopiracy hearings?
|This wonderful image is from the Citizen's Assembly. Courtesy of Simran Sethi|
Another one to watch: