British pharma company's bid to patent ginger foiled

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  1. Yusuf

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    India has foiled an attempt by a British pharmaceutical company to claim a patent on using ginger for the treatment of cold.

    http://toi.in/PJxioY
     
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    I think necessary amendments need to be done in Patent laws all over the world that anything derived from plants/animal to be used for health purposes should be not patentable.
     
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    How do they such cheap IDEAS ? Making money by getting patents for GINGER ? GINGER has been used for cold in INDIA from centuries and now the BLOODY BRITISH try to have patent and restrict the use of GINGER. Tomorrow they have a patent for dead bodies also. Such is the hunger of the MOST CIVILIZED PEOPLE on earth(who think they are the only people who are civilized).
     
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    Most interesting.

    Dry ginger in tea is an age old remedy for cold and coughs in India!
     
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    Sly buggers eh!
     
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    Members might remember the western cos have tried to patent turmeric and also tulsi leaves IIRC.

    I am thinking of patenting idli dosa sambhar :rofl:
     
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    Lol it's a case of "bandar jaan gaya adrak ka swaad" :rofl:
     

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