Food Smart Citizens for Food Smart Cities
Eat Organic, Eat Safe

We are what we eat. When we eat food full of toxic chemicals, we pay the price with our health.

There is an epidemic of diseases related to our lifestyle and food such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, infertility and heart attacks.

India has emerged as the epicentre of Diabetes
In 2004 8.2 lac people were diagnosed with diabetes and 2.6 lac died.
In 2010 India was spending $32 Billion/ Rs 1,920 Crores on diabetes care.
However, in 2012 180 lac people were...

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Seed Freedom and Food Democracy
An Open letter to Prime Minister Modi and President Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the US

We, as concerned and democratic citizens of India, and the US, welcome the coming together of two of the largest democracies of the world to work together to protect the rights of their citizens and their biodiversity. Both nations were founded on the principles of freedoms of our people, and the unacceptability of colonialism and subservience to Empire.

President Obama, you...

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GMO Banana Campaign


Dear Mr Prime Minister,

Your Government is wasting millions of Rupees of our public money on inefficient, useless, but hazardous experiments like the GMO Banana.

Ignoring the many existing alternatives our indigenous biodiversity and knowledge offers to address the public health emergency of iron deficiency, India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has signed an agreement with Queensland University to provide AUD$1.4 million...

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No GMO Banana Republic - Stop Banana Biopiracy
An Open Letter to QUT's Dr James Dale, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

Dear Dr Dale, QUT, Gates Foundation and CBD Delegates,

 

The Gates Foundation has invested 15 million dollars in Dr James Dale's GMO so-called 'super-bananas' developed at QUT. The project is being touted as philanthropy with a humanitarian purpose in combating micronutrient deficiency. The GMO bananas, grown in Australia, are currently in Iowa in the US undergoing...

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SATYAGRAHA(FORCE OF TRUTH) TO STOP GMO’s
JOIN THE RESISTANCE AGAINST 200 GMO OPEN FIELD TRIALS APPROVED BY MR.MOILY

JOIN THE RESISTANCE (CLICK A SELFIE) AND SIGN THE PETITION

On the 27th of February, 2014, Mr.Moily approved 200 GMO open field trials. Mr.Moily  was appointed as the environmental minister after the two earlier environmental ministers Jairam Ramesh and Jayanti Natrajan were removed for upholding biosafety laws that protect people's health and the environment.

We must collectively resist this undemocratic...

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SATYAGRAHA FOR RIGHT TO SAFE FOOD
Satyagraha – The Force of Truth

YE! NAVDANYA – Young Ecologists

Dear Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh & Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of Congress,

We as the youth of India want a nation free of pollution – the pollution from fossil fuels that is destabilizing our climate, the genetic pollution from GMO's that threatens our biodiversity and pollution of power that threatens our constitutional rights, our health and our entire ecosystems. We are deeply concerned that the...

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GMO Banana Petition


Dear Mr Prime Minister,

Your Government is wasting millions of Rupees of our public money on inefficient, useless, but hazardous experiments like the GMO Banana.

Ignoring the many existing alternatives our indigenous biodiversity and knowledge offers to address the public health emergency of iron deficiency, India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has signed an agreement with Queensland University to provide AUD$1.4...

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Know your food, Know your farmer
Food is supposed to provide us nourishment and health but because of the toxins it contains, what we consume has become a major threat to our health. Some toxic substances are added to our food physically, through adulteration, while some enter our food system chemically, through pesticide residues. And some toxins enter the food chain genetically, through genetic engineering of seeds and crops. Even food packaging can be a source of toxins in food.

While physical adulteration, like stones...

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A Call for creating an Independent network of Indian scientists for social and Ecological responsibility
Navdanya /Research Foundation for Science Technology and Ecology organized an interactive session of scientists and public citizens on ‘GMO's, Biosafety and Politics of Science’ at Indian International Center, New Delhi on  18th December 2012. Students, experts, scientists, environmentalists and politically active citizens attended the meeting and participated in the debate on the influence of vested commercial interests on science and its consequences for society.

I shared my...

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Navdanyas Seed Sovereignty Campaign
In 1998, when Monsanto first entered India, Navdanya started the Monsanto Quit India Campaign on 9th August “Quit India Day” when Gandhi told the British “Quit India”.

Navdanya continues the movement for seed sovereignty after having undertaken Bija Yatras (Seed Pilgrimages) through the suicide belt from Sewagram to Bangalore in the year 2006 and from Champaran to Rajghat in the year 2009.

We are undertaking another Bija Yatra through Rajasthan from Quit India day (9-13 August...

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