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May 20th, 2019

Ban Glyphosate and its formulations including RoundUp

Imperative to ban Glyphosate
On May 14, 2019, a jury from Auckland, USA, ordered Bayer-Monsanto to pay $ 2 billion

May 10th

भारत में नहीं हो सकता बीज का पेटेंट, आलू किसानों को धमका रही पेप्सिको: एक्सपर्ट

May 9th

Incredulous data: Economists create own benchmarks to measure Indian economy

Economists and investors are increasingly showing that they have little or no confidence in India's official economic data - presenting whoever is elected as the next prime minister with an immediate problem.

There have been questions for many years about whether Indian government statistics were telling the full story but two recent controversies over revisions and delays of crucial numbers have taken those concerns to new heights.

In Punjab, SJM asks people to vote for ‘Naya Bharat’

A voters awareness drive started in Punjab for Lok Sabha polls by Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, is asking people to vote for ‘Swachh Bharat, respect and pride of the Indian army, building a Naya Bharat (new India), Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas….’ through leaflets that are being distributed in residential colonies of Ludhiana and other cities in Punjab.

PepsiCo wants to 'amicably settle' issue of suing four farmers; coercing, intimidating farmers says Swadeshi Jagran Manch

An influential Hindu nationalist group with close ties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused PepsiCo Inc of coercing four Indian farmers who have been sued by the US company for allegedly infringing a patent.

After suing four farmers for cultivating the FC5 potato variety, grown exclusively for PepsiCo’s popular Lay’s potato chips, the snack food and drinks maker on Friday said it wants to “amicably settle” the issue.

PepsiCo drops lawsuit against Gujarat farmers over potatoes for Lay’s chips

Chhabil Patel, Haribhai Patel, Vinod Patel and Bipin Patel, all in their forties and quite the quintessential Indian farmers, have become minor celebrities in Sabarkantha district of north Gujarat after US snack and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc said last week that it was dropping a lawsuit it brought against the four men for growing a variety of potato that goes into making its Lay’s chips.

Pepsi withdraws Indian potato farmer lawsuits after political pressure

PepsiCo Inc has agreed to withdraw lawsuits against Indian potato farmers it alleged infringed a patent by cultivating a variety grown exclusively for its Lay’s potato chips.

PepsiCo lays down arms against farmers

PepsiCo India will withdraw its case against farmers in Gujarat after a social media backlash and attacks by political parties that led to pressure from its New York and Dubai offices to resolve the issue quickly. The move followed discussions with the government, it said.

The company had sued nine farmers in Gujarat for alleged intellectual property “rights infringement” on grounds that they “illegally” grew its registered potato variety used to make Lay’s chips.

PepsiCo Inc. Withdraws Lawsuit against Indian Potato Farmers

PepsiCo Inc. has dropped case against Indian potato growers it alleged had violated a patent by cultivating a variety grown solely for its Lay's potato chips.

In addition to filing the lawsuit against 4 farmers last month, the US snack food and drinks maker had also sued 5 other potato cultivators. The company said it wanted to settle the matter amicably.

No One Can Grow This One: The PepsiCo vs Kisan battle over Lays aloo, explained

It's starchy, tastes great with ketchup, and is the unlikely fountainhead for a David vs Goliath battle pitching Indian farmers against PepsiCo. But why so much ado about good old aloo?