Women of India pledge to defend seed freedom and fight GMO's and bio piracy.
We are the seed keepers, seed breeders and food producers, using our own traditional and indigenous seeds to produce nourishing, nutritious, tasty food, and resilient crops and communities.

Since the last two decades GATT, WTO, World Bank, and corporations have started to highjack our seeds and seed sovereignty.  More than 95% of the cotton seed is now Bt cotton, owned and controlled by Monsanto; this is pushing our families into debt and contributing to an epidemic of farmer suicides.  We...

Mahila Anna Swaraj - Day 1
Mahila Anna Swaraj is Navdanya’s programme for women’s food sovereignty. It is based on celebrating and rejuvenating women’s knowledge and skills in biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture and food production and in artisanal organic food processing.


Women have been the keepers and breeders of seed, with seed being genetically modified and patented, seed has moved from women’s hands to the hands of giant corporations.


Mahila Anna Swaraj reclaims women’s seed...

Press Release International Women’s Day, 8th March 2015
Diverse Women for Diversity

Mahila Anna Swaraj

Initiative for Health , Equity and Society


Moms Across the WorldBIODIVERSITY OR GMOS: WILL THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION BE IN WOMEN’S HANDS OR UNDER CORPORATE CONTROL?Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition...

Yield vs wealth, measure for measure
In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, physicist and philosopher, Thomas Kuhn revolutionised the history of science by showing that science does not evolve linearly on the basis of objective, theory-neutral facts, instead it is characterised by periodic paradigm shifts, which open up new approaches to understanding, creating new value frameworks. The notion of “scientific truth” is shaped by the paradigm within which “facts” are measured.

Such a paradigm shift is currently...

Don't create divisions in society
We will survive as a society in diversity, or we will not survive in peace and stability.

I have just finished offering a course on Earth Democracy at Navdanya’s Earth University in beautiful Doon Valley, surrounded by fields of mustard and wheat, greens and chickpeas, linseed and fenugreek. It was inspiring to have people of all faiths, all ages and all vocations joining to find unity in diversity through our Earth Citizenship and our common humanity.

We live in times of deep ecological...

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