PepsiCo backs off in row with potato farmers

Company withdraws patent lawsuits amid government pressure and calls for boycott of its products on social media

PepsiCo had asked the local court to restrain the farmers from growing the potato variety

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The local unit of PepsiCo on Thursday, 2 May agreed to withdraw lawsuits against potato farmers it had sued for infringing its patents, backtracking from its position amid government pressure and calls for boycott of its products on social media. The...

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