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Kassel. She cites her compatriot Mahatma Ghandhi, who with his nonviolent resistance forced a colonial power to its knees. Vandana Shiva also has to deal with a powerful enemy. Yesterday Shiva was awarded the Citizenship Award Kassel "glass of reason."

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A-Z of Organic Agriculture, 2012

Week Four, Living Food

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.......


This week is  the inauguration of our first annual Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture course! We are thrilled to have an international class of students join us as we embark on a month long education around organic food and farming from some the best teaching minds from around the world.......


Bitter Seeds follows a season in a village in Vidharbha, Maharashtra, from sowing cotton seeds to harvest. Cotton-farmer Ram Krishna borrows heavily in the face of mounting costs of both modern farming and a daughter’s wedding. His story is too alike that of farmers who commit suicide in despair. Manjusha,......


The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified Bt cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US multinational Monsanto, in the state with immediate effect for supplying inferior quality seeds.

"The government has banned the Mahyco company with immediate effect," agriculture commissioner......


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Trial No. 17352-2012-0523

Resp. DR. MANUELA SANCHEZ

Quito, Thursday, 26 July 2012

 

In Trial No. 17352-2012-0523 undertaken by SHIVA VANDANA, CHANCOSO BLANCA, CHERREZ CECILIA, BASSEY NNIMMO, TENESACA DELFIN, ACOSTA ALBERTO, GONGORA LIDER against BLOCK NATHAN, GILBERT JOHN, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY BP, THE OIL COMPANY BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP), JOHN L.......


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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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