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Bees and Agrotoxics

We present a compendium of quality, robust, indexed peer-reviewed articles that provide scientific evidence of the damage caused by pesticides to pollinators – particularly  honeybees. The selection of articles comes out of a collective effort, including contributions from beekeepers and social organizations, as well as recommendations by researchers. The topics covered by the studies on […]

Short Fact Sheet on Bees and Pollinators

There are over 20,000 species of bee of which the domestic honey bee is just one. They are all pollinators and are responsible for the majority of crop pollination. [1] Most pollinators are wild but a few species of bees can be managed, such as honeybees (Apis mellifera, Apis cerana), some bumblebees and a few […]

Earth Day Communiqué

  On Earth Day, April 22nd, Navdanya International, Naturaleza de Derechos, Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF, with over 500 organisations from 50 countries, networks and individuals from all over the world, launched a Planetary Communique and a call for urgent action where the health and wellbeing of all peoples and the planet are […]

Nurturing diversity in our guts and on our farms to reduce health risks and increase food system resilience

By Salvatore Ceccarelli – Extract from Navdanya International Report The Future of Food – Farming with Nature, Cultivating the Future – November 2019  Orginally published in: Bioversity International (2019) Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2019: risk and resilience. Rome (Italy): Bioversity International 182 p. ISBN: 978-92-9255-125-4: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/100820 – Reproduced with the author’s permission KEY MESSAGES: Crop diversity […]

The Future of Food – Farming with Nature, Cultivating the Future

The report brings together international experts and gathers evidence of global resistance against the industrial agrifood system, as well as examples of good ecological practices among farmers, local communities and civil society organizations, as part of Navdanya International’s campaign for Poison-free Food and Farming. In continuation of the work of the International Commission on the […]

Food for Health and Freedom

Biodiversity for a Healthy Planet and Healthy People Extract from the Manifesto Food for Health – Cultivating Biodiversity, Cultivating Health Graphic Project: Navdanya International Design & Print: PRINTFORCE First edition, March 2019 Download Pdf

Food for Health Manifesto

The Food for Health Manifesto aims to give voice, hope and future to all those who wish to commit themselves to act and consume in keeping with a new sustainable food for health paradigm. Additionally, this Manifesto is intended to be used as a tool to help mobilize the urgent  transition to local, ecological and diversified […]

Pledge for Poison Free Food and Farming 2030

Pledge to Avert the Sixth Mass Extinction and Climate Catastrophe through Poison Free, Fossil Fuel Free, Organic Communities – The signs are loud and clear. From the Earth. From diverse species. From insects. From science. From women. From children. From indigenous communities. From the increase of disease in our daily lives. Life on this planet, […]

Road map: the route towards transformation

The transition towards local, ecological and diverse food systems is a social, economic and democratic imperative  Civic actions Save grow and reproduce traditional seed varieties to safeguard biodiversity. They need to be saved not as museum pieces in germplasm banks, but in living Seed Banks as a basis of a health care system Grow Gardens […]

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