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A MESSAGE FROM DR VANDANA SHIVA FOR INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY AND MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO

Living Seed and Living Soil are the foundation for living lasting society.

A message from Dr Vandana Shiva for International Biodiversity Day (May 22) and the March Against Monsanto (May 23).

Dr Shiva reminds us of the importance of our biodiversity and introduces us to 2 films from the 5 part series called Living Farms –

Part 1: The Living Seed: https://vimeo.com/128630660

Part 2: The Living Soil: coming soon

 
Save our Annadatas
The peasants and farmers of India are the most resilient and independent community I have ever known. They have defended their rights and fought injustice and bounced back after every flood, drought and crop failure.

Why then are they giving up on life today? Why are they committing suicide in such large numbers? Addressing these questions has become a critical survival imperative not only for farmers, but also for all of us who rely on the food they put on our tables.

The epidemic of...

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Save our Annadatas
The peasants and farmers of India are the most resilient and independent community I have ever known. They have defended their rights and fought injustice and bounced back after every flood, drought and crop failure.

Why then are they giving up on life today? Why are they committing suicide in such large numbers? Addressing these questions has become a critical survival imperative not only for farmers, but also for all of us who rely on the food they put on our tables.

The epidemic of...

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"Seeds for Hope" for Nepal
"Dear friends,

Navdanya is  getting calls for GMO free, organic seeds  of crops and vegetables from across Nepal which has been devastated by the earthquake  of April 25th.

Within the next month , before the monsoon starts ,farmers must prepare their rice nurseries and sow their millets,beans and vegetables.

Like Navdanya’s community seed banks  helped rejuvenation of agriculture in Orissa after the super cyclone in 1999, in Tamil Nadu after the tsunami in 2004, in Uttarakhand after...

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Seed firms begin field trials of GM crops in Maharashtra
At least five large seed companies, including Monsanto, Mahyco and BASF, have started field trials of genetically-modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, which granted permission earlier this year. The companies are focussing on crops such as rice, corn, chickpea and cotton.

Mahyco, for instance, has started carrying out trials for GM rice in the Konkan region of coastal Maharashtra. The company eventually wants to develop a rice variety which will be tolerant to salinity in the environment...

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