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Avoid ‘miracle’ rice, just eat a carrot!
Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A...

Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015. Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering.

How...

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Vitex plantation in Navdanya and Doon valley public school
Harela celebrated in the Doon valley Public School.5 member action team selected in the school.Overviewed the school's kitchen garden.

 

16th  of July, 2016. Navdanya celebrates 'Harela' in the Doon valley Public School, Dehradun.

Principal Mrs. Bharti Upadhyai was present at the same time.

it was 16 of July. I was with Mr. Girish ji in Doon valley Public School.

it was my first day in this school. About 25 students of class 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standard were present...

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The Reason For Farmer Suicides in Punjab Lies Not in the Whitefly But in Bt Cotton
While all eyes are on the little Whitefly, I think the agrarian tragedy in Punjab has a hidden culprit. Whitefly which is a common pest in Punjab, has been around the farmers fields from generations. It has been controlled using traditional wisdom of farmers and done so quite effectively by using inter-cropping, insectaries, organic pesticides and resilient crops for centuries.

So how come swarms of whitefly have suddenly managed to destroy the 2/3rd of the cotton crop in one go? It is...

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All you need to know about the GM food controversy
Addressing Greenpeace, the United Nations, and governments across the world, the letter points to how global production of food will have to double by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population. “Organisations opposed to modern plant breeding, with Greenpeace at their lead, have repeatedly denied these facts and opposed biotechnological innovations in agriculture. They have misrepresented their risks, benefits, and impacts, and supported the criminal destruction of approved...

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Biodiversity , GMOs, & Gene Drives of the Militarised Mind
recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of the target species or a drastic reduction in its abundance.” Gene Drives have been called “mutagenic chain reactions”, and are to the biological world what chain reactions are to the nuclear...

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