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Company non-response
12 October 2007

Ankur Seeds did not respond to: Over 400,000 children working in cottonseed fields, often bonded labour.

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Article
17 November 2005

MNC seed cos chalk out action plan for child labour [India]

Author: Ch Prashanth Reddy, Business Standard [India]

Multinational seed companies, Emergent Genetics [part of Monsanto] and Proagro [part of Bayer], which have their operations across Andhra Pradesh, have chalked out an action plan in collaboration with non-government organisations to address the...

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Article
31 October 2005

Companies perpetuate child labour in India by low prices and flawed inspection

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands

Multinational and Indian seed companies are paying Indian farmers who are producing their cotton seed almost 40% too little to enable them to hire adults for the local minimum wage...instead of children. The companies are multinationals like Bayer,...

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1 October 2005

India: Multinational & Indian seed companies perpetuate child labour through low prices and flawed inspection practices, alleges new report

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Article
1 October 2005

[PDF] full report: "The price of childhood - on the link between prices paid to farmers and the use of child labour in cottonseed production in Andhra Pradesh, India"

Author: Davuluri Venkateswarlu and Lucia da Corta (commissioned by India Committee of the Netherlands)

Barring the recent initiatives of few member companies of ASI [Association of Seed Industry] (Proagro [part of Bayer], Syngenta and Emergent Genetics [part of Monsanto]) the efforts of seed companies to reduce the employment of children in cottonseed...

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Article
1 October 2004

full report: "Child labour in hybrid cottonseed production in Gujarat and Karnataka"

Author: Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Glocal Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

[refers to Proagro, Emergent Genetics, Advanta, Mahyco-Monsanto, Nuziveedu, JK Agritech, Syngenta, Ankur, Navabharat, Vibha, Nath, Vikram]

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1 October 2004

India: Multinational & Indian companies still profit from bonded child labour on cottonseed farms, say new reports

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