Seed & Food Freedom: 2-16 October 2013


Seed & Food Freedom: 2-16 October 2013

Posted by VandanaShiva SeedFreedom on YOUTUBE

 

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, seeIdeas for Actions and Fortnight of Action 2012.

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

 

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.comMarch 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 GMOFree – 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).

SOURCE : SEEDFREEDOM.IN

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Only A Hungry Man Can Understand The Pain Of Hunger


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1 in 8 People lack access to clean water


1 in  8 People lack access to clean water

  • Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.
  • Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year – nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
  • Every 21 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea.

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  • An estimated 4,100 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhea globally.1 Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.
  • Nearly 1.5 million children under the age of five die every year from diarrhea globally.
  • It is estimated that in the 1980s a child died approximately every six seconds from diarrhea
  • 90% of the deaths due to diarrhea diseases are children under 5 years old, mostly in developing countries.

Article source : http://water.org

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