Voices of the seed

India’s Agriculture Minister Releases new book “Wealth per Acre”

India’s Agriculture Minister Shree Radha Mohan Singh releases new book “Wealth per Acre” on true costs of industrial and ecological farming, by Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Vaibhav Singh.The book is published by Natraj Publishers. More photos: Navdanya: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152767821896030.1073741846.186535646029 Dr. Vaibhav Singh: https://www.facebook.com/vaibhav.singh.148/media_set?set=a.885322661479122&type=1 Seed Freedom Calendar event: http://seedfreedom.in/events/indias-agriculture-minister-releases-new-book-wealth-per-acre/

Maize Culture | Costa Rican Government Decrees Corn as Cultural Heritage

by Devon G. Peña – Environmental and Food Justice, 28 July 2014 Declaration includes traditions, agriculture, customs, ideas, flavors and colors TRANSGENIC PLANTINGS ARE UNRESOLVED THREAT We are all familiar with the idea that many ethnic and indigenous communities self-identify as “corn cultures” in the Americas. The most familiar case is that of Mexico since …

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Dr. Vandana Shiva visits Sri Lanka

INDEX Article: Current development model all about greed and making money, says India’s top philosopher – The Sunday Times LK, 6 July 2014 VIDEO – Dr. Vandana Shiva: Right to Seeds & Water, a talk given on 30/6/14 in Colombo Sri Lanka VIDEO – Metta Convention 2014, 27-29 June – Colombo, Sri Lanka Facebook Photo …

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Sign on to Protect El Salvador Food Sovereignty/Local Food Purchases

Updates CALL TO ACTION CISPES, Food & Water Watch, and the Community Alliance for Global Justice ask your support for an organizational sign-on letter (here below: organisations – individuals) to Secretary of State John Kerry opposing US pressure on El Salvador local seed program. The letter denounces the US State Department’s withholding of $277 million …

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Tanzania: Dr Vandana Shiva – Physicist Who Has Put a Human Face On Agriculture

By Mary Ramadhani - allAfrica, 26 June 2014 Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201406260866.html Women have a knack of understanding the environment in a way they ensure they do not destroy nature. Most of the gardens seen outside homes and small farms are cultivated by the very women who are labeled the weaker sex. In Iringa, there is a woman who …

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Citizen Groups Challenge USDA’s Power Grab “Threatening” Organic Integrity

The Cornucopia Institute, 17 June 2014 Source: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity Legal Petition Filed to Restore Organic Board’s Independent Authority Set by Congress (June 17, 2014 – Washington, DC) Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards …

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Generously motivated

by Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 18 June 2014 Source: http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526 Upholding our laws to defend biosafety is in national interest. But this is not the motivation guiding the IB, whose report repeats the false claims of the GMO industry about Bt cotton. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of …

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Foreign Hand in the IB report? Joint statement from Vandana Shiva, Aruna Rodrigues & Kavitha Kuruganti

Food Farmers Freedom, 17 June 2014 Source: https://kavithakuruganti.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/foreign-hand-in-the-ib-report-joint-statement-from-vandana-shiva-aruna-rodrigues-kavitha-kuruganti/ Press Release India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk – Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian …

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Win: Kyrgyzstan Initiates 100% GMO Ban for 5.5 Million Population

by Christina Sarich – Natural Society, 12 June 2014 Source: http://naturalsociety.com/kyrgyzstans-5-million-population-can-enjoy-gmo-free-lifestyle-due-100-ban/ This past Wednesday a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms. This means that roughly 5,500,000 inhabitants of this country …

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