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Activists want ban on use of organo-chlorine pesticide compounds in farming

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New Delhi, July 7

Food, which ideally should be the source of health and energy, has become a threat to lives because of high levels of poisonous chemical toxins, activists claim.

Quoting studies, Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya, a network......

Navdanya, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, Initiative for Health and Equity in Society and India International Centre organized a Conference on “Poison Free Food: Organic Farming for Health & Safety” on July 7, 2011 held at Lecture Hall, India International Centre (Annexe), Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

The conference was......

*Twenty year struggle within global food safety body ends with 'consumer rights milestone'

*Move clears way for greater monitoring of the effects of GM organisms

Consumers International (CI)i and its member organisations celebrated victory today as regulators from more than 100 countries agreed on long overdue guidance on the labelling of genetically......

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva explores how democracy fosters a sustainable environment through interplay of the rights of the Earth and people’s rights over its resources. In an interview with OneWorld, she highlights the inadequacy of government policies to establish a balance between the two

"The desire to save seeds comes from an ethical urge to defend life's evolution" says Vandana Shiva, activist, author and scholar.

150,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in areas where seed has been destroyed...where they have to buy the seed every year from Monsanto at a very high cost.

Villages Dhinkia, Gadkujang, Nuagaon, District Jagatsinghpur, Orissa
Our Children Have Opened The Nation's Eyes

Splashed across the headlines and TV channels across India are the people of the proposed POSCO project area and their heroic fight to stop this illegal project......

BHUBANESWAR: Over 30 prominent academicians and civil society members ofIndia have demanded the Prime Minister to prevail upon the state government to stop land acquisition for the Posco project. They alleged land is being acquired by threatening villagers through police.

"We call upon you to immediately ask the Orissa government to stop......

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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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