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Profile: M.S. Swaminathan

Positions that M.S. Swaminathan has held:

  • Independent chairman of the UN Food and Agriculture Council

M.S. Swaminathan was a participant or observer in the following events:

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, former independent chairman of the FAO Council and recipient of the World Food Prize, writes in an article published by the Biotechnology and Development Monitor: “In India where there are nearly 100 million operational holdings, denial of plant-back rights or the use of the terminator mechanism will be disastrous from the socio-economic and biodiversity points of view, since over 80 percent of farmers plant their own farm-saved seeds.” [Swaminathan, 1998; ETC Group, 2/19/2002]

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