One of these days, I'm going to look for the guy who drafts our laws.
For instance, look at section 29 (1) of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 (passed by both houses of parliament but, for reasons best known to the government, not yet notified).
"Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, no registration of a variety shall be made under this Act in cases where prevention of commercial exploitation of such variety is necessary to protect public order or public morality or human, animal and plant life and health or to avoid serious prejudice to the environment...."
I would especially like to meet the guy who put the above clause about 'public order or public morality' into the text of the law. And I'd also like to meet all those veteran parliamentarians who did not fall off their chairs laughing, at the idea.
How a plant variety could offend anybody's morals is completely beyond me.
Unless some seed manufacturing company wants to name a variety 'Orgy Millets'. Or imagine a poor farmer coming up with something more desi, like 'Kunwari Dhaan'?
(Actually, that might be a lot of fun, no? This is one issue I'd love to write about... can't wait to see how many farmers are willing to get naughty with plant nomenclature.)