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Tehelka, November 13, 2010

Bhaskar Goswami

Without constant vigilance, we will soon be utterly dependent on America for our food

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Combat Law, March-April 2010

Bhaskar Goswami

Aggressive lobbying by biotech corporations like Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta and Aventis today play a defining role in international policies and decisions governing trade in GM crops and foods. Trade laws are tailored to suit agribusiness and megacorps while citizens are losing their right to decide what they consume. Farmers, on the other hand, are confronted with seed monopolies and increased volatility in trade prospects.

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D-Sector, 20 August 2009

Bhaskar Goswami

In the global trade, WTO and FTAs are used as effective tools by rich nations to put in place IPR regimes favourable to their companies, much to the detriment of the poor farmer, the keeper of biodiversity.

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Indiatogether, 15 August 2009

Bhaskar Goswami

Since Kerala and ASEAN countries both produce several similar items, competition from the latter is a cause of worry in the former. But the Centre has over-ridden the State’s objections to the free trade agreement. (more…)

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Down to Earth, June 16-30, 2009

 

Bhaskar Goswami



India and the European Union are negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has serious implications on agriculture and dairy sectors. 90 million dairy farmers will face stiff competition from dairy farms in EU who receive generous subsidies to stay in business. This pact with EU will also weaken India’s stance at WTO.

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India Economic Review; Vol V

Bhaskar Goswami

 

An analysis of the current WTO negotiations in agriculture till September 2008. Instead of being “developmental”, the round has degenerated into a scramble for access to markets of developing countries.

 

 

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Business Standard, 7 August, 2008

Bhaskar Goswami

India had agreed to the US view on safeguards anyway. Fighting over it just diverted attention from the US refusal to cut cotton subsidies.

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