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The White House is 313 miles from my Brooklyn neighborhood, but in early October, 50 or so people set off walking there, as part of the Right2Know campaign. Along the way they were joined by hundreds of others, and rallying in......

Report: Anti-Monsanto Protest at the US Embassy

Silent Protest in front of US Embassy/USAID office in Maharajgung, Kathmandu

Date of the protest: 25th November 2011

Time of the protest: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Demand of the protest: Transparency and Dialogue: Demand USAID and the Ministry of Agriculture......

On November 24, 2011, which was the third day of Parliamentary dead lock on issues of rising prices and neo- liberal economic policies that had created a severe economic crisis for the majority of Indians, the Government announced 51% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. In other words, opening......

Download this file (non-chemical.pdf)A non-chemical green......

Thakur Das, 62, sifts through unhusked grains of basmati on the terrace of his two-storeyed house on the outskirts of Dehradun. The floor of the terrace is a carpet of gold—his rice harvest spread out to dry in the crisp September sun. Das’ basmati is special. It’s grown from indigenous......

Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests

Rosie Spinks: Tell us about Navdanya's new report? What is the main message you want to get across about GM food?

Report finds genetically modified crops fail to increase yields let alone solve hunger, soil erosion and chemical-use issues

Genetic engineering has failed to increase the yield of any food crop but has vastly increased the use of chemicals and the growth of "superweeds", according to a report by 20 Indian,......

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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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