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Farmers’ rights to be ‘down to earth’ are now a ‘hot potato’ in India

DownTownEarth reports that a legal battle over the right to grow the humble potato has caught global attention, after US snack and beverage giant PepsiCo sued a handful of farmers in Gujarat for cultivating a variety of potato that the multinational claims as its own. The American major uses the particular tuber in question for making Lay’s brand of chips.[Read More...]

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