March 20, 2022 7:36 am
She added that with the growing population, higher protein consumption and more rearing of animals could result in more epidemics and pandemics “as viruses jump from animals to human beings”, and called for public health systems to be ready.
May 06, 2019 2:08 am
Dr R N Patel, associate research scientist at Potato Research Station of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Deesa, says For a table potato variety, high yield is the major driving factor.
May 06, 2019 2:09 am
Amid the ongoing controversy that erupted with PepsiCo India’s lawsuits against 11 farmers for growing its patented potato variety, The Indian Express meets the affected farmers to find the genesis of the problem .
May 04, 2019 7:31 am
When asked about the meeting, PepsiCo’s Kotecha said that the state government wanted to know from them the details of the issue, and refused to divulge any further details.
May 03, 2019 3:42 am
The announcement comes a day after the BJP government in the state began negotiations with the American MNC for resolving the issue following growing chorus of farm rights activists and Opposition Congress.
May 03, 2019 12:39 am
For India, PIH has patented FC-5 until January 2031 under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001.
May 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Amidst uproar across the nation, among activists and farmers unions, Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister had said on April 27 that the government will seek to be added as a party in the lawsuits to back the farmers.
May 02, 2019 10:40 am
Who is the rightful owner of the potato variety, FL 2027? Is it the farmer who bought, planted, harvested the potatoes from his own farm, or is it the innovator who cross-bred and modified the potato to have a low moisture content for crispier chips?
April 30, 2019 11:09 am
A $65-billion multinational seeking Rs one crore each of damages from Average Joe farmers of Sabarkantha — that too, during election time — is going to only invite opprobrium and consumer backlash.
April 27, 2019 7:47 am
The company had filed the cases on Bipin Patel, Chhabil Patel, Vinod Patel and Hari Patel - small farmers in the state’s Sabarkantha district - on April 5.
August 07, 2018 9:25 am
Long-serving PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi decided to step down from her position on Monday. After 24-years of service, the 62-year old will leave the company on October 3, 2018. “Growing up in India, I never imagined I’d have the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary company,” Nooyi said in a statement.