Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a pan-Indian outreach and mobilization effort to draw fresh attention of the nation to the continuing agrarian crisis in India. The Yatra, organized by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), a loose network of hundreds of organizations across the country, had set off on Gandhi […]

The Indian Government is considering approving genetic modification of our fruits and vegetables starting with Brinjal. While a rigged up “Expert” Committee has recommended clearance to genetically modified Bt Brinjal, due to concerns raised by independent scientists and farmer groups, Minister Jairam Ramesh has requested public feedback before making a decision in February.  Let us make our voices […]

The I AM NO LAB RAT campaign underway in Delhi–to create consumer awareness on the adverse effects of Genetically Modified (GM) Brinjals–organised a colourful and unique ‘BRINJAL’ FESTIVAL in Dilli Haat yesterday. The festival was aimed at catching the Delhiites attention on this humble vegetable’s diversity being jeopardised and its socio-cultural importance discounted in government […]

DIVERSEEDS – a European scientific project of the IDC and supported by the European Commission’s 6th framework programme on “Networking on conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and Asia” has just released the diverseeds documentary film! The 50 mins documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and […]

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