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Fraude met NAK-pootgoedcertificaten heeft vergaande consequenties
Shortly after it became clear that falsified seed potatoes certificates were in circulation in the Netherlands and Belgium, Breeders Trust, in cooperation with NAK, identified the perpetrators and was able to enact a confession from the guilty parties.
Pepsico India offers settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued for infringing breeding rights
The legal battle between a number of potato farmers in Gujarat accused of illegally growing a proprietary variety and food and beverage manufacturer PepsiCo India may be headed for an out-of-court settlement.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Pepsico India under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers
Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark).
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington State - and not on Hawaii - are misleading customers.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Breeders Trust 'detective work' catches seed potato company mixing in table potatoes
Earlier this month, Breeders Trust - an organisation looking after the interest of a.o. potato breeders - revealed a major fraud, concerning the switching of at least 200 tons of potatoes meant for consumption, to seed potatoes
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Llevarían a Colombia ante la OMC por imposición de aranceles
El país suramericano quiere aplicar impuestos contra las papas fritas de Bélgica, Países Bajos y Alemania.