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Vandana Shiva invites you to Act for Seed Freedom -      Act for Food Freedom: 2-16 October 2013 – Everywhere

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Vandana Shiva’s call to Act for Seed & Food Freedom – video message: http://youtu.be/hQ_bEOmM-3Y

Read letter from Dr Shiva: http://seedfreedom.in/fortnight-of-actions-letter-from-vandana-shiva/

Sign the Declaration on Seed Freedom: http://seedfreedom.in/declaration/

Help us translate posters, texts and videos for Act for Seed & Food Freedom 2013: http://seedfreedom.in/seed-freedom-in-other-languages/

 

Key Days of Action / Ideas for Action

Organise worldwide Actions for Seed Freedom and Food Freedom between 2-16 October. Add them to the Seed Freedom Map and we’ll share them via social media. For ideas for Actions, see Ideas for Actions and Fortnight of Action 2012.

Dowload Vandana Shiva’s letter, graphics and other resources: http://seedfreedom.in/graphics-fortnight-of-action-2013/

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2nd October: Seed Satyagraha

  • Identify laws in your countries and region that threaten our biodiversity, farmers’ rights, Seed Freedom and Food Freedom and send them to us: info[@]seedfreedom.in

  • Organise a worldwide civil disobedience against unjust seed laws in the spirit of Gandhi

    Laws to look out for in your country and region

    1. Free Trade Agreements

    2. Patents on seed laws

    3. UPOV – International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants: http://www.upov.int

    4. Compulsory registration that makes diverse seed illegal

    5. Food Safety laws – Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary laws – which impose pseudo safety in the name of health and safety

 

12th October: March Against Monsanto

Organise protests, marches and gatherings at offices of seed multinationals and join millions marching around the world against Monsanto’s hijacking of the food system: www.march-against-monsanto.com, March Against Monsanto Facebook

 

16th October: World Food Day Celebrations & Honouring Real Food Heroes

Celebrations for World Food Day

Celebrate Seed and Food Freedom everywhere, with friends, family and in your community.  Please share your ideas for World Food Day with us!

The Real World Food Prize – Honouring Real Food Heroes

  • Identify individuals in your community or in the world who make an outstanding contribution in the defence and promotion of Seed Freedom and Food Freedom

 

2-16 October: Start GMO-Free – Seed Freedom Zones and Gardens of Hope

  • Declare a Seed Freedom Zone within your home, institution, village or municipality, which does not recognise patents on seed

  • Create Gardens of Hope – make every garden a seed sanctuary

  • Use the Law of The Seed as a tool for advocacy at local, regional or national levels to pass laws that respect biodiversity and farmers rights and undo laws that violate our Seed Freedom and Food Freedom. Download Law of The Seed: English http://bit.ly/SEEDLAW; Italiano http://bit.ly/LEGGESEMI

 

If you are not part of a local food system, use this Fortnight of Action to create your Food Freedom by seeking out your local producers who grow GMO-Free organic food and promote Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

 

Join Seed Freedom online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/occupytheseed
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savetheseed
Act for Seed & Food Freedom Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1bhqVyT
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/occupytheseed
Seed Freedom Map: http://seedfreedom.in/seed-freedom-map/