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By Dr Vandana Shiva

Genetically engineered seeds and crops (GMOs)have unleashed seed wars, and knowledge wars.

The only reason crops have been genetically engineered is to take patents on seeds , and collect royalties.If during colonialism the concept of Terra Nullius, empty land, allowed the take over of land and territories by......


Genetically engineered seeds and crops (GMOs) have unleashed seed wars and knowledge wars.

The only reason crops have been genetically engineered is to take patents on seeds and collect royalties. If during colonialism the concept of Terra Nullius (empty land or land belonging to no one) allowed the takeover of land......


By Vandana Shiva

Proposition 37 is a ballot measure that will be voted on in November and will help consumers of California make informed choices about the food they eat. Written with broad input from food groups, industry, science, legal and health experts Prop. 37 (The California Right to Know Genetically......


Our final week at the month-long A-Z of Organic Agriculture course on the Navdanya Farm outside Dehradun, India, concluded with an incredible education in Living Food.  Once again we are grateful to all our guest speakers including, Dr Vandana Shiva, Anna Powar, Dr. Philip L. Bereano,......


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A Manifesto on Jaivik Bharat: Vision 2020, developed by Scientists and Farmers was Presented to Ministers and New Ambassadors of Organic Farming in India during Vasundhara 2012

Vasundhara 2012 was celebrated as a Silver Jublee function of the 'Navdanya Movement' that completed its 25 years under the......


If seed becomes a monopoly in the hands of a few multi-national corporations, it would mean destruction of biodiversity, said activist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva, calling upon people to join hands in the fight for freedom of seed.

Addressing an impressive gathering at the ongoing People’s Biodiversity Festival......


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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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