Pepsico India's ownership of Potato variety FL-2027 again challenged in farmer protests
November 26, 2019
Farmers' rights activists on Tuesday planted FL-2027 seed potatoes on a plot of farmland in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to protest food and beverages major PepsiCo's reassertion of rights over the variety.
Indian farmer unions decide to put on a fight over seed potato variety rights
July 19, 2019
Indian Farmers’ movements have decided to put up a fight to ensure that farmers’ seed freedoms are not violated in any way. Many speakers also also felt that PepsiCo India should pay compensation to the Gujarat potato farmers involved.
Pepsico India offers settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued for infringing breeding rights
April 26, 2019
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.
Pepsico India under pressure to drop its lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
April 24, 2019
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.
Pepsico sues Gujarat potato farmers for growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
April 16, 2019
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.
Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. hit with record fine for discharging polluted water
April 30, 2015
McDonald's French Fry supplier in Beijing - Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. Ltd - has been fined a record 3.9 million yuan (about 655,000 USD) for discharging waste water that exceeded the maximum allowed COD value.