ETHICAL ISSUES By HARIOM PATEL
GEAC (Genetic Engineering Approval Committee) makes decisions regarding the validity of GM research and the safety of introducing GM- organisms for public services
Basmati rice fight e In 1997, an American company got patent rights on Basmati rice through the US Patent and Trademark Office. . Company sold a 'new' variety of Basmati, in the US and abroad. This 'new' variety of Basmati had actually been derived from Indian farmer's varieties
Biopiracy Use of bio-resources by multinational companies and other organisations without proper authorisation from the countries and people concerned without compensatory payment.