M. D. Nanjundaswamy

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Mahantha Devaru Nanjundaswamy (1936–2004) was an Indian rural activist and anti-globalization campaign leader.[1] As president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (Karnataka State Farmers' Association) he led campaigns against agricultural patenting by multinational corporations, which he called "Western biopiracy".[2]


  1. ^ Vidal, John (5 February 2004), "MD Nanjundaswamy", The Guardian.
  2. ^ Assayag, Jackie (2005). "Seeds of Wrath: Agriculture Biotechnology and Globalization". In Jackie Assayag, Christopher John Fuller. Globalizing India: perspectives from below. Anthem Press. pp. 71–73. ISBN 978-1-84331-195-9.