Over Potatoes

Earlier, PepsiCo had filed a lawsuit against several farmers from Gujarat for growing their patented variety of potatoes, that is used in Lays. PepsiCo has now dropped this lawsuit. The company had found that nine farmers were infringing on their rights by growing the varieties registered by the company.

The lawsuit was withdrawn post discussions with government authorities, who have promised a long term solution to address this issue. The company had faced criticism and a backlash across the board after it filed the lawsuit.

How do you think this will effect the farmers? Did PepsiCo take the right call? Tell us in the comments below…

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