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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Say “No to GMO Bananas “


No to GMO Bananas

Posted by Vandana Shiva on YOUTUBE

Ignoring the many existing alternatives our indigenous biodiversity and knowledge offers to address the public health emergency of iron deficiency, India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has signed an agreement with Queensland University to provide AUD$1.4 million (US$1.44 million) and INR80 million (US$1.43 million) towards the cost of the Indian component to increase the iron content in banana through genetic engineering.

Dr. Dale of Queensland University who will receive this generosity from our government, and has already received $15 million from the Gates Foundation, does not have a single paper related to iron fortification of bananas . This work has been done by the Bhabha Atomic Research Team. Why is our tax money being wasted on this project?

 

Navdanya Slow Food Cafe | What is Organic | Video | Veria Living


Navdanya Slow Food Cafe | What is Organic | Video | Veria Living

Posted by veriawellness on YOUTUBE

Comments : Dr.Vandana Shiva explains the importance of organic food and on why not to go chemical . Also the importance of sustaining seeds which will help in increasing the yield.

Learn more on navdanya visit http://navdanya.org/

 

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