Seed Freedom News & Updates


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  In Focus
image How Monsanto wrote and broke laws to enter India

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 21 July — India’s laws do not permit patents on seeds and in agriculture. But that hasn’t stopped Monsanto from collecting […]

image See Neil Young’s Mini-Documentary ‘Seeding Fear’

Singer puts out ‘Seeding Fear’ on the same day as the House of Representatives passes bill to block compulsory labelling of GM foods […]

image The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Please support our one-click Thunderclap campaign to help THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA grow international demand for just, ecological and sustainable food systems!

image Seeds, Soil and Small farmers vital to the resurgence of Greece

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 29 July — Yet it is the farms that the European banks want to destroy […] increasing taxes on farmers is one element of the new […]

image I semi, il suolo e i piccoli agricoltori sono vitali per la rinascita della Grecia

di Dr Vandana Shiva – L’Huffington Post, 29 luglio 2015 —  I cittadini della Grecia hanno votato un chiaro “no” nel recente referendum sull’austerità […]

image Stemming the Tide Together: Soil, Not Oil

Statement by Vandana Shiva and Nnimmo Bassey at a Media briefing held on 27 July 2015 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja […]

image Eat local

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 14 July 2015 — Rebuilding the broken food system, its ecological cycles and the broken links between the city and the countryside means creating food-smart citizens […]

image The Real Costs of Cheap Food

Digital Development Debates, June 2015 — Hans R. Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production […] “We need a change towards a sustainable food and agricultural system.”

  Seed, Food & Soil Stories
image Agricultura ancestral en el Ecuador

Por Por Roberto Gortaire, Ecuador – Allpa, 31 de julio 2015  ¿Puede la agricultura patrimonial dar respuestas del pasado para la agricultura del futuro? […]

image V° Workshop Nazionale e Internazionale ISDE Italia e Sardegna sulla Salute Globale con Vandana Shiva
image Nigeria Tour for Soil Not Oil

Oil attracts war-fossilised ideas and cause humans to abuse the Earth. Diversity is the culture of the soil. This relates to biodiversity and culture.

image New generation appeals: ‘Save our Soils for us and our children!’

“Please take care of our planet. Cultivate it, pass it on responsibly, so we may do the same. Please look after our soil.” This was the urgent plea […]

image El Agave

Por Gabriela Bonifaz, Ecuador – Allpa, 17 de julio 2015  “Todo lo que la naturaleza pudo dar para […]

  Upcoming Events

Food Garden Visit & Seed Exchange – Roseway Waldorf School


image Seeds of Time Documentary Screening

KANSAS CITY MO, USA, 6 August — Join us for a screening of “Seeds of Time,” hosted by Edible KC, KC Food Circle, Cultivate KC, Seed Savers […]


ORGIVA, SPAIN, 22-23 August — This year SEEeD are growing over 200 varieties of chillies!  Lots of chilli related activities. Chilli tapas. Lots of plants […]


A-Z of Agroecology and Organic Food Systems

Navdanya – Doon Valley Biodiversity Farm/Bija Vidyapeeth
Dehradun, India – 1-30 September.

image Soil Not Oil International Conference

RICHMOND CA, USA, 4-5 September — 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change […]

image Soil Not Oil Mass March

SAN FRANCISCO CA, USA, 6 September — There will be a Soil not Oil Mass March demanding urgent, large-scale action addressing climate chaos and dangerous agricultural practices […]

image The 2015 National Heirloom Exposition – The World’s Pure Food Fair

SANTA ROSA CA, USA, 8-10 September — Come and tour the aisles at the event dubbed “The World’s Pure Food Fair!”, a massive assembly of pure food […]


Vasundhara: National Gathering of Farmers

Navdanya – Doon Valley Biodiversity Farm/Bija Vidyapeeth
Dehradun, India – 29-30 September.
  In the News
image Let Americans know what’s in their food

This week, the House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that would take unprecedented steps to deny us all the right to know basic […]

image New study points to accumulation of formaldehyde in GMO soy

PR Newswire, 14 July 2015 — Systems Biology Group, International Center for Integrative Systems: GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde & Disrupts Plant Metabolism […]

image The Day My Food World Turned Upside Down

By Suzi Amis Cameron – Huffington Post, 10 July 2015 — Animal agriculture is devastating to our environment, and a major factor in climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and […]

image Over-grazing and desertification in the Syrian steppe are the root causes of war

By Gianluca Serra – The Ecologist, 5 June 2015 — Civil war in Syria is the result of the desertification of the ecologically fragile Syrian steppe […]

image Genetically engineered eucalyptus trees approved in Brazil

By Chris Lang – REDD Monitor, 24 April 2015 — How long before we see GE tree monocultures in REDD? On 9 April 2015, the Brazilian Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved […]





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