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Monsanto acquired Emergent Genetics in April 2005.

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...

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1 December 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Children behind Our Cotton"

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

Even if effective monitoring engenders significant costs, the potential to positively transform the lives of millions of children means they can legitimately be passed onto the consumer. Where companies are failing, regulations must be implemented....

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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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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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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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4 October 2004

Multinational and Indian companies still profit from bonded child labour on cottonseed farms in India

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands

An estimated 12,375 children are still working in horrendous conditions on cottonseed farms in the state of Andhra Pradesh (India) producing for the multinational corporations (MNC's) Advanta (Dutch), Bayer (German), Emergent Genetics (US, with an...

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1 October 2004

full report: "Child Labour in Hybrid Cottonseed Production in Andhra Pradesh: Recent Developments"

Author: Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

The multinational seed companies involved in cottonseed business in 2000-01 are Unilever, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Advanta and Emergent Genetics. In 2003-04, all MNCs except Syngenta were engaged in cottonseed production activity in Andhra Pradesh....

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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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