Navdanya International co-organised, along with multiple civil society organizations, the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly which took place in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016.
This beautiful planet that has evolved over 4-5 billion years and sustained humanity for 200,000 years is now poisoned and polluted and its biodiversity is being pirated and plundered at rates that threaten the very existence of our species.
Through imposing laws related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & patents on seed which deny farmers and gardner the right to save and share seed, our diversity, freedoms and right to health are being criminalised. Higher laws that flow from the laws of the Earth, reaffirmed by the laws of our humanity, compel us to […]
Today, the freedom of nature and culture to evolve is under violent and direct threat.The threat to seed freedom impacts the very fabric of human life and the life of the planet.Seed keepers, farmers and citizens around the world have joined together as a Global Citizens’ Movement for Seed Freedom to respond to this Seed […]
We are in Florence, in Piazza Santissima Annunziata for the Festival for Seed, Food and Earth Democracy, where associations, citizens, farmers and different realities, from different countries, have come together openly and creatively to strengthen the Global Alliance and share future actions so that from our seeds and food may begin a new economy based […]
“Seed freedom is Earth Rights … it is the right of the seed in all its diversity and self organization to evolve into the future.” Dr. Vandana Shiva, Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012 In country after country local, open source seeds are being made illegal to establish a Monsanto monopoly on Seed and force GMOs and […]
Navdanya International published Seed Freedom: A Global Citizens’ Report in October 2012 as part of its international campaign to “alert people, communities, institutions and governments of the serious risk to the future of the world’s seed and food security and what must be done to reverse it.” The report was written through a participatory process […]
A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs – False Promises, Failed Technologies People who point out the emptiness of the pretensions of powerful people and institutions are often compared to the child in Hans Christian Andersen’s fable who says that the emperor has no clothes. The fable that GMOs are feeding the world […]
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 […]