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Navdanya International and Friends of Navdanya USA, in collaboration with movements of the USA North East, launched the “Northeast Earth Journey for Poison-free Food and Farming” with Dr Vandana Shiva on May 4 when she delivered the commencement address at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common VT. On May 5, she led a daylong workshop at Sterling College for activists focused on “Strategies for Social and Environmental Justice.” On Monday, May 6, Dr. Shiva spoke and presented an international pledge for “Poison-Free Food & Farming by 2030” to state policymakers and collaborating advocacy organizations in front of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier.

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From Vermont, Dr. Shiva proceeded to Massachusetts, where she shared the Pledge in Northampton MA on May 6t. The event was hosted by NOFA/Mass. Dr. Shiva was introduced by Bill Braun, NOFA/Mass Board member, organic farmer, and founder of the Freed Seed Federation, an organization dedicated to involving farmers in the restoration and development of regionally adapted and farmer-controlled seed stocks.

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On May 7th Dr Shiva met with farmers of NOFA CT in  Connecticut.

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From Connecticut to New York, where a lecture on “Rethinking Food and Farming by 2030” wsd held on May 7th.

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