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The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University (LSU) and lead researcher for a three-year study.

The study was......


A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE)......

We found 9,000 biopiracy patents related to Ayurveda, which will be used to restrict access to these heritage medicines by the Indian people and small-scale pharma businesses.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Barack Obama on September 30, US and India issued a joint statement: “Agreeing on the......

Navdanya in collaboration with Shumei International, Japan would like to invite you to participate on the 20th of November, 2014 at the workshop on Gandhi, Globalization and Earth Democracy to be held at the India International Centre, Conference Room No 2, NewDelhi.


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Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Prize, environmental activist, and author. Named one of the “Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe” by Forbes......

The minister for agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, released the book Wealth Per Acre by world famous ecologist Dr Vandana Shiva and Dr Vaibhav Singh to mark World Food Day and 2014 as the International Year for Family Farming.

Talking on the occasion, the minister highlighted the government’s vision......

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