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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......

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......

RoundUp is a highly toxic herbicide made by Monsanto, RoundUp Kills Pollinators, RoundUp Runoff is Destroying the

Oceans, RoundUp Destroys

the Soil, RoundUp and GM crops are a recipe for disaster, Research on Cancer has linked

Glyphosate exposure to cancer

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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%......

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......

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Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out......

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.......

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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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