Navdanya International

  • Navdanya International joins Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation, the coalition of over 110 Civil Society Organisations calling for a more rigorous implementation of EU standards in pesticides regulation.

  • On the occasion of the annual general meeting of BAYER shareholders at WCCB in Bonn on May 25th, multiple events and protests took place in Germany under the motto "Stop Bayer-Monsanto", along with a strong request to institutional bodies for concrete signals of commitment and the will to exit the pesticides trap.

  • By Manlio Masucci, Navdanya International, 14 May 2018

    Nourishing or poisoning? What is the role of food in our productive, social and economic systems?

  • To ensure fair access, innovation and competition in agriculture the Bayer-Monsanto merger must be stopped | Source

  • By Ruchi Shroff, Navdanya International - Lifegate, 12 March 2018 | Source

    The world’s biodiversity shouldn’t be in the hands of the few. The EU must say no to mergers between multinationals to protect farmers and consumers.

  • Corporate strategies aimed at appropriating  common goods were the subject of a series of conferences and debates with Dr. Vandana Shiva, held in Florence at the end of January 2018 and organized by Navdanya International in collaboration with local partners.

  • From 27 to 30 January 2018.

  • Press Statement - Monsanto is pretending to have sold business to a four year old company Tierra Agrotech with a paid up capital of 1 lakh rupees. This needs urgent investigation: Dr Vandana Shiva

  • An Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva – Roar Magazine, 27 December 2017 | Source

    In an era of climate change, rejuvenating and regenerating the soil through ecological processes has become a survival imperative for the human species.

  • By Ruchi Shroff - Lifegate, 18 September 2017 | Source

    A world free from poisonous chemicals is possible. And it's in our hands. The op-ed by the Director of Navdanya International, the organisation that protects nature, the Earth's biodiversity and people's rights to seeds and food.

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    The report ends with a section on the many ways that people and movements around the world are building alternatives and seeding the way towards a poison-free and more caring world. The report points the finger at the Poison Cartel, the group of six poison producing seed and agro-giants intent on controlling our food systems. Over the last decades, these companies - which produced lethal poisons during the two world wars - turned to the agricultural market, where they saw enormous potential to keep multiplying their profits. So today they liberally spread agrochemical poisons wherever they can, wiping out millions of species, destroying our ecosystem, poisoning the entire web of life. They enlarge their empires and establish monopolies through free trade neoliberal policies and deregulation of commerce, broadening their control over our seed, our food, our freedom and democracies.

    The only possible response to the growing ecological degradation, poverty, health emergency and malnutrition is to move from the present linear and extractive economic and industrial agricultural paradigm based on a one-way extraction of resources and wealth from nature and society, to, instead, a regenerative ecological and nature-based circular approach, aimed at guiding decision makers not only regarding agriculture, but to apply it to all economic and social choices.

  • Press Release

    Santa Rosa, California, 5 September 2017: On the occasion of the 2017 National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California, Dr Vandana Shiva, keynote speaker at the event, presented the latest report of Navdanya “The Toxic Story of RoundUp: Freedom from the Poison Cartel through Agroecology” and invited people and communities to join forces and come together in a synergic action for creating a Poison Free World.

  • The report describes the origins and growth of the Poison Cartel, the history of RoundUp and its basic ingredient, Glyphosate, and of RoundUp ready crops, and their impact on the environment and on people’s health, and the damage they are causing to our ecosystem. It goes on to describe the ways in which these mega-companies gain and keep control of their empires, among other things, in collusion with governmental agencies recently revealed in the Poison Papers and Monsanto Papers, undermining independent science and our democracies.

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    The report ends with a section on the many ways that people and movements around the world are building alternatives and seeding the way towards a poison-free and more caring world. The report points the finger at the Poison Cartel, the group of six poison producing seed and agro-giants intent on controlling our food systems. Over the last decades, these companies - which produced lethal poisons during the two world wars - turned to the agricultural market, where they saw enormous potential to keep multiplying their profits. So today they liberally spread agrochemical poisons wherever they can, wiping out millions of species, destroying our ecosystem, poisoning the entire web of life. They enlarge their empires and establish monopolies through free trade neoliberal policies and deregulation of commerce, broadening their control over our seed, our food, our freedom and democracies.

    The only possible response to the growing ecological degradation, poverty, health emergency and malnutrition is to move from the present linear and extractive economic and industrial agricultural paradigm based on a one-way extraction of resources and wealth from nature and society, to, instead, a regenerative ecological and nature-based circular approach, aimed at guiding decision makers not only regarding agriculture, but to apply it to all economic and social choices.

  • Press Release

    Rome, 10 July 2017: Dr Vandana Shiva: “The Poison Cartel, hiding behind new trade agreements like CETA, is putting at risk the survival of farmers and the health of citizens and of the environment;  the right to water must remain in the commons.”

  • Free Trade Agreements and pesticides: health and employment at risk

    Monday, July 10th at 4pm, at the Sala Piccola Protomoteca, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome.

  • 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.

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