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Former Monsanto doctor goes public

From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 07, Dated February 20, 2010: Go Aheads Came On Monsanto’s Data

Concerns India needs independent trials and research on Bt products, says Monsanto’s ex-MD Photo: SB SATISH

Of all the voices that opposed the introduction of Bt brinjal, one was most significant — that of 84-year old TV Jagadisan, the former MD of Monsanto India. Talking to SHOMA CHAUDHURY at his Bengaluru flat, Jagadisan, who was with the company for 18 years and served as managing director for South Asia for eight years, spoke of all the reasons to fear Bt brinjal. He may have retired 20 years ago but here’s an industry insider talking about the disturbing way in which corporates and governments function. Excerpts:

How long were you with Monsanto and what position did you hold there? Continue reading

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