Biopiracy in India?

A controversial decision was made last month by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to sell resources from India’s seed bank, the largest in the world, to multinational corporations (MNCs).

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A controversial decision was made last month by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to sell resources from India’s seed bank, the largest in the world, to multinational corporations (MNCs). The ICAR claims that making these genetic plant resources available to MNCs will lead to better plant technology, since these corporations may have more money and research capability than the Indian government. However, critics of this decision, including Vandana Shiva of Navdanya, maintain that it undermines both farmers and seed sovereignty, and only serves to increase profits for MNCs.
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