Articles by Navdanya International

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The Poison Cartel Is Poisoning the World, Driving Species to Extinction, and Contributing to Hunger
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

1 Aug 2021 Pachamama Day – The web of life is a food web woven by Pachamama through her self-organization, creativity, generative power and regeneration. Food is the flow that embodies our relationship to the earth, materially, biologically, nutritionally, ecologically. Food is the currency of life which flows from biodiversity in living soil, through plants and insects, to sustain the biodiversity in our gut microbiome.

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UNFSS – Where Multinationals Continue to Design Our Food Systems and Control Our Diets
Navdanya International | Vandana Shiva – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

27 Jul 2021 – The Pre-Summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place in Rome, as a preparative stage to the New York September Summit, is, as expected, going in the wrong direction. As many civil society members, as well as past and current Rapporteurs on the Right to Food, have denounced, this summit is yet another instrument to reinforce corporate control over food and agriculture, while attempting to restrain civil society’s role in global food governance.

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Bill Gates & His Fake Solutions to Climate Change
Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

1 Apr 2021 – This latest report from Navdanya International details the reasons behind Bill and Melinda Gates’ attempts to focus the debate on miraculous technologies and their real interests. While Gates’ many investments are all seemingly justified by a noble humanitarian and environmental cause, the report shows that they actually allow him to impose his techno-solutionist strategies through direct influence over all types of protagonists. 

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The Black January of Agribusiness: GMOs Rejected over Three Continents
Navdanya International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

19 Jan 2021 – It is a black January for agribusiness lobbyists and stakeholders. Mexico, Peru and Tanzania closed the doors to GMOs, while the Italian government was pushed, by a pervasive civil society campaign, not only to confirm the ban to the old generation of GMOs but also to new generations, including New Breeding Techniques (NBTs).

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Environmental and Farmers Organizations in Italy Stop Government Attempt to Give Green Light to GMOs and NBTs
Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

14 Jan 2021 – Twenty six farmers organisations, environmental movements and consumer associations in Italy collectively launched a powerful campaign this week, which prevented the government from passing 4 bills inspired by the agribusiness lobby and proposed by the Minister of Agriculture to permit GMOs and other New Breeding Techniques to enter the country.

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The Lobby behind Italy’s Opening to GMOs
Navdanya International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

On December 22, a parliamentary process in favor of GMOs and new breeding techniques has begun at the Italian Chamber’s Agricultural Commission. A very risky path, since it could lead to the cultivation of GMOs without any public or scientific debate. Such a decision could prove “irreversible.”

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Is Philanthro-Capitalism Endangering Sustainable Development?
Navdanya International | LifeGate - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

26 Oct 2020 – The latest report by Navdanya International aims to investigate the role and actions of one of the most influential private foundations – the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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The Philanthro-Capitalist Empire of Bill Gates
Manlio Masucci | Navdanya International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

3 Nov 2020 –  To continue to impose the old and failed policies of neoliberalism through new narratives, new make-up, new promises. Capitalism has been able to wear many masks throughout its history, but philanthropy is certainly one of the most vicious and dangerous. Especially when behind the veil of donations and aid there are powerful economic entities capable of directly influencing policies of the world’s rulers.

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Technological Solutionism Will Not Save Our Food Systems
Carla Ramos Cortés | Navdanya International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

9 Nov 2020 – Although most international actors agree that our current food system is broken, not all agree on how this call for ‘food systems transformation’ should go. Now, the COVID public health crisis and its resulting economic devastation have accelerated calls to respond through the ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism through embracing the fourth industrial revolution.

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Gates to a Global Empire
Navdanya international - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

Over Seed, Food, Health, Knowledge …and the Earth -The report gathers evidence and throws light on the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting the corporate takeover of our seed, agriculture, food, knowledge and global health systems, manipulating information and eroding our democracies. Over the last 30 years it has emerged as a major force, able to derail the international agenda and push our future and the future of our planet towards extinction and ecological collapse.

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Gates’ Ag One: The Recolonisation of Agriculture
Navdanya International | Independent Science News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

16 Nov 2020 – IICA announced partnerships with Microsoft, Bayer, Corteva ( subsidiary of DuPont), and Syngenta, all along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We can start to see a repeating pattern with all these alliances in the launching of Ag One. Through the Gates Foundation’s promotion of chemical and genetically modified inputs, they open up isolated or hard to reach markets in Africa, South Asia and Latin America for private corporations to derive profits.

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The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

Message for World Environment Day, 5 Jun 2020 – On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”…, billionaire Elon Musk launched Space X. For me this was a brutal display of the hubris, indifference and power of the 1% who have pushed ecosystems, communities, countries and humanity to the brink.

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World Bee Day: Poisons Mean Extinction for Bees and Humanity
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 May 2020

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. The choices before humanity are clear, a Poison Free Future to save Bees, Farmers, our Food and Humanity. Or continue to use poisons, threatening our common future by walking blindly to extinction through the arrogance that we can substitute bees with artificial intelligence and robots.

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May Day Message
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

1 May 2020 – We are witnessing 3 pandemics simultaneously: The Corona Pandemic, the Hunger Pandemic, and the Pandemic of Destruction of Livelihoods. We are One Humanity on One Planet. Autonomy, meaning, dignity, work, freedom, democracy are our birthright.

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Earth Day Communiqué
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

21 April 2020 – The health emergency we face as a global community is strictly connected to the health emergency the Earth is facing. This Earth Day over 500 organisations, movements and leaders from over 50 countries call for integrated action putting the health and wellbeing of all peoples and the planet at the centre of government and institutional policy, community building and civic action.

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Ecological Reflections on the Corona Virus
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2020

One Planet, One Health–Connected through Biodiversity: From the forests to our farms to our gut microbiome – We are one Earth Family on one planet , healthy in our diversity and interconnectedness. The planet’s health and our health is non separable .

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Growing Gardens of Diversity Weaving Gardens of Love
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2020

15 Jan 2020 – Diversity is the Hindustan Way. In these times of limitless greed and manufactured division and hate, we resist by living and thinking through, and with, our diversities as one humanity on one planet. We grow gardens of Diversity. We weave garlands of love.

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Oikonomia: Bringing the Economy Back to the Earth
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Dec 2019

Today’s Big Money is also anti nature. It is based on a paradigm of hyper anthropocentrism; of the continued assumption that nature is dead matter, and domination, conquest and control over the earth through violent tools and technologies is the “civilizing” mission of the men with Big Money. It is based on owing life though patents, privatization and enclosures of the commons, and the hubris of trying to engineer the planet through geo engineering.

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Monsanto Is Not Gandhi: Crimes against Nature and Society Are Not “Satyagraha”
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

In June 2019, Monsanto lobbyists announced that farmers will illegally plant Bt Brinjal as a “Satyagraha”. This is outright criminal action. Farmers acting on behest of Monsanto are criminals and will be treated as such.

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Industrial Agriculture, Based on War Technologies, Kills Millions of Species: Agroecology Is the Future
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

It Is Driving the Sixth Mass Extinction – Corporations of the Poison Cartel have given us decades of ecocide, genocide through war chemicals. As the alternative, Agroecology includes all chemical free ecological farming systems, including Organic Farming, Permaculture, Biodynamic Agriculture, and different schools of natural farming.

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We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

The Earth is living, and also creates life. Over 4 billion years the Earth has evolved a rich biodiversity–an abundance of different living organisms and ecosystems–that can meet all our needs and sustain life. We can repair the Earth’s ruptured carbon cycle by recarbonizing it with the living carbon of biodiversity.

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Education and Knowledge Can Stop the Fake “Science” of Multinationals That Is Leading the Planet and Society to Collapse
Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

Now that the dominant model is showing its inadequacies and failures, we must necessarily recognize the plurality of knowledge systems and the potential of their integration, which is essential to increase our capacity for survival as a species. Adaptation in times of turbulence requires maintaining high levels of freedom and choice. This requires diversity in all its forms.

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(Italiano) La «Madre terra» trasformata in colonia delle multinazionali
Manlio Masucci | Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

24 ottobre 2019 – Viviamo in un’epoca di grande concentrazione economica, dove il capitale, accumulato da un numero ristretto di individui, ha la capacità di ridurre i governi a propri agenti con il fine di alimentare la macchina dello sfruttamento delle persone e del pianeta. Questo sistema, che spesso indossa la maschera bonaria del filantropismo e ama rifarsi il trucco attraverso operazioni di greenwashing, genera crisi economiche, sanitarie, ambientali, politiche.

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