Magazine Links
What Is Hinduism?
Join the Conversation
Translate This Page
Hindu Press International
India-U.S. Fight On Basmati Rice Is Mostly Settled
on 2001/8/27 23:45:02 ( 707 reads )


GO TO SOURCE





TEXAS, USA, Aug. 25, 2001: A Texas company's attempt to patent a type of basmati rice became a touchstone for anti-globalization protest in the 1990's. But the long-simmering issue was largely settled this week, when the United States granted a narrower patent to the company, Ricetec of Alvin, Texas. The United States originally granted the patent in 1997, touching a nerve in India, leading to a challenge by the Indian government. After this week's decision, the Indian government said it saw no reason for further dispute. The new patent is limited to a few variants of the rice and will not hamper export of its own basmati product, the government concluded.




Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article
The comments are owned by the author. We aren't responsible for their content.

Search Our Site

Loading