Setting the Record Straight On GMOs
Michael Specter's story in The New Yorker about Dr. Vandana Shiva's work to protect public health from the effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) skewed the facts and fell short of the magazine's usually high standards for fairness. In the piece published in the August 20th issue (and in a subsequent podcast on The New Yorker's website), Specter makes it clear that he does not approach the topic simply as a journalist, but also as a strong believer in GMOs. He makes no secret of the...

No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful, govt says
There is no scientific evidence to prove that genetically-modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, the government said on Thursday.

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar's response came to queries in Rajya Sabha over the recent controversial decision of biotech regulator — the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's (GEAC) — granting approval for experimental field trials of 12 GM crops for the purpose of generating biosafety data.

The 12 crops ready for field...

Bhopal: A metaphor
December 3, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the terrible Bhopal gas tragedy, which killed more than 3,000 people almost immediately, another 8,000 in the following days, and more than 20,000 in the last three decades. Despite the tragedy of humongous proportions, the people of Bhopal are still fighting for justice despite the apathy they continue to face. Bhopal was a watershed moment. The tragedy woke up the world to industrial, chemical violence. The chemicals being manufactured at the...

An Insight into Gandhi Globalization and Earth Decmoracy from 21st to 30th November
Navdanya organised a course "Gandhi Globalization and Earth Decmoracy from 21st to 30th November.There were 39 participants from all across the world,"Italy, Germany, Hongkong, India, Japan, Bhutan, UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, Spain, Israel, Australia.Navdanya's Gandhi course created the space for all the participants to be engaged in a meaningful dialogue about the significance, importance about Sawraj, Sarvodhya, Swadeshi, Satyagrah, which is the four principle of Gandhi, and how all the...

Gandhi, Globalization and Earth Democracy Conference
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