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WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 5, 2012 – Seventy-five family farmers, seed businesses, and agricultural organizations representing over 300,000 individuals and 4,500 farms filed a brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington asking the appellate court to reverse a lower court's decision from......


A lively gathering of people from all walks of life including farmers, activists, scientist, legal experts and students have committed themselves to the fight for the protection of seed sovereignty. The Bija Swaraj meeting hosted by Navdanya brought the participants together, resulting in the successful foundation of a national alliance......


Meeting on Bija Swaraj (Seed Freedom) – July 4th, 2012

The seed is a free resource that through human history farmers have saved, bred and exchanged freely. It is inseparable from the community’s culture and traditional knowledge. The seed and the plant it produces are the storage containers of community values-the......


I'm sending you this message in order to inform you of an artistic action that I conducted this 27th June, in front of the headquarter of Monsanto in Morges, Switzerland.

I'm a Swiss artist graduated of the School of Art of Geneva. My work is heavily influenced......


For decades our food and water have been contaminated by powerful, harmful pesticides which have been promoted as necessary for better agricultural output. But the reality is that we don't need pesticides for better yield, and their use is not only deadly for health but results in expensive farming methods.......


Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist and ecologist who is active in biodiversity conservation and protection of farmers' and women's rights. In this interview, Shiva reflects on the current economic and ecological crises, their roots and the way forward for a democratic, sustainable future


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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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