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1st October, 2011

Let us all return to the soil

That lays the corners of its garments

And waits for us.

Life rears itself from her breast,

Flowers bloom from her smiles

Her call is the sweetest music;

Her lap stretches from one corner to the other,

She controls the......

We are in a food emergency. Speculation and diversion of food to biofuel has contributed to an uncontrolled price rise, adding more to the billion already denied their right to food. Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies,......

Bitter Seeds

Film Festival Reviews

By Peter Debruge

(A Teddy Bear Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS) production with funding from Corp. for Public Broadcasting. Executive producer, Sally Jo Fifer. Produced, directed, written by Micha X. Peled. With: Manjusha Amberwar, Ram Krishna Kopulnar, Vinayah Shaghai, Gyanandra Shukla, Madhau Shande,......

As all of you know, the protesting farmers from Gorakhpur & other villages are continously sitting in protest -- from August 17, 2010 -- to stop the proposed Gorakhpur Nuclear Power plant in Fatehabad district of Haryana.  Two elderly farmers had died earlier due to the severe cold last winter......

Navdanya joined 100s of activists and citizens at Dilli Haat yesterday where Greenpeace activists organized the preparation of the world's biggest organic ‘baingan ka bharta’ to protest against the introduction of Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2011.

To make this record breaking......

Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke at Strategy Session on Rio+20 and shared her rich knowledge, experiences, and views on the various issues surrounding Rio+20 and sustainable development in general, held on 15-17 August 2011 in, Bangkok, Thailand.

The seed, the source of life, the emobodiment of our biological and cultural diversity, the link between the past and the future of evolution, the common property of past, present and future generations of farming communities who have been seed breeders is today being stolen from the farmers and being......

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About Navdanya

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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