Gujarat potato farmers case: Agriculture Ministry issues notice to PepsiCo

Agriculture ministry has issued a notice to PepsiCo India to revoke the registration of its potato variety used to make its trademark Lays chips. This move comes after PepsiCo had withdrawn the cases against potato growers in Gujarat after discussions with the government. PepsiCo uses FC5 variety of potato for making chips.For this,PepsiCo had also… Continue reading Gujarat potato farmers case: Agriculture Ministry issues notice to PepsiCo

Pepsico agrees to withdraw cases against Gujarat farmers

PepsiCo India Holdings Ltd.(PIH) has decided to withdraw cases against potato growers in Gujarat after discussions with the government.The company said that the government has assured them of long-term and amicable resolution of all issues around seed protection by the government. PepsiCo uses FC5 variety of potato for making chips.For this,PepsiCo had also entered into… Continue reading Pepsico agrees to withdraw cases against Gujarat farmers

Gujarat govt. to back potato farmers in PepsiCo fight

The Gujarat government has decided to back the potato farmers who are locked in a legal battle with PepsiCo after the company had dragged them to court for growing a potato variety which it claimed was its registered product. Recently, Ahmedabad civil court had barred farmers from growing and selling potatoes till next hearing. PepsiCo… Continue reading Gujarat govt. to back potato farmers in PepsiCo fight

Now,PepsiCo offers to settle case against Gujarat potato farmers

PepsiCo has offered to settle its lawsuit against the farmers who had grown the patented potato variety used in its Lays chips without the company’s permission. However,PepsiCo’s has offered a settlement on several terms which are (a)the farmers must give an undertaking that they will not use its registered variety and destroy their existing stocks… Continue reading Now,PepsiCo offers to settle case against Gujarat potato farmers

Potato farmers cry foul as PepsiCo sues them

Farmers groups has asked for Central government intervention to protect farmers in Gujarat against whom PepsiCo India has filed lawsuits.PepsiCo had sued farmers for growing a variety of potato to which it had the exclusive rights.The potatoes are used by PepsiCo to produce potato chips. Earlier,on a suit filed by PepsiCo,the Ahmedabad civil court had… Continue reading Potato farmers cry foul as PepsiCo sues them