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To claim that by adding one gene a corporation creates the seed and all future generations of that seed is an ontological flaw, a scientific outrage and an ethical violation

As the New Year begins, I feel compelled to reflect on how fictions and abstract constructions are ruling us; the nature......

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Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In collaboration with India International Centre
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Annual Lecture on

Navdanya: An experiment in Non-Voilent Farming and Food


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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......

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......

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......

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......

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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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