Genetic wealth belongs to people By Shalini Bhutani | 25 May 2012
The Government of India has been vocal at the CBD fora asking for a legally binding international regime on access and benefit-sharing. The doublespeak is that in its national law - the BD Act, it merely asks for consultation with 'benefit claimers'. The BD Act does not ask for the full prior informed consent (PIC) of India's people.
Global seed rules sponsored by... By Shalini Bhutani | 28 Nov 2009
Multinational seed companies are influencing the international laws governing seeds production and distribution.
Water and Sanitation
Kala Cola By Shalini Bhutani | 02 Nov 2010
The latest Diwali special advertisement by Coca-Cola uses ancient Warli tribal art for commercial objectives.
Sustained pollution of major rivers; continuous decline in groundwater reserves; priority allocation to non-consumptive sectors; and, growing disparity in water distribution only indicates that the worst is still to come!..