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On 24th of May in Rome, Navdanya launched the report “Poisons in our Plate – Glyphosate and other poisons from field to table”, in collaboration with  A Sud and CDCA.

The report describes how the whole agriculture industrialization process is based on the myth  that it is through this system alone of production intensification that we will be able to feed the increasing world population and get rid of the hunger in the world.  Studies have shown  though that the industrial agriculture model is,  instead, only producing a small fraction of the global food supply.

The press conference underlined the imperative that citizens everywhere should become aware not only of the very negative and disturbing effects of glyphosate on our health and environment, but also of the system which supports and promotes the distribution and commercialization of this product, as well as of the countless other poison-based products widely used in industrial agriculture, which ends up in the food on our plates.

The report points the finger at the Poison Cartel, the group of six poison producing seed and agro-giants intent on controlling our food systems.  It has been produced in the context of both the imminent decision in the European Parliament on glyphosate license renewal and as part of the Navdanya global campaign against the Poison Cartel which will see a new series of actions from 22 May – World Biodiversity day, to 5 June, World Environment Day, within the framework of a global mobilization to end a century of ecocide and genocide.

This is also the subject of the analysis described in the report which also makes evident the lack of national and international regulations necessary for the protection of our health and our environment.

The real producers are the pollinators, soil organisms, and the vibrant biodiversity they create together with small farmers, the co-creators and co-producers with nature, which produce the majority of food globally and which are the de facto solution to the crises of agriculture, malnutrition and our health and environment.

The report in Italian: “Il Veleno e’ servito: glifosato e altri veleni dai campi alla tavola” can be downloaded here.

Dowload the Press Release here.

Related Campaigns

Campaign 2017 PPL ASS

Navdanya Call to Action against the Corporate Takeover of our Food and Health


European Citizens’ Initiative to #StopGlyphosate


Round Up RoundUp

Also Read:

World Biodiversity Day 2017 — Pact for Diversity

22 May 2017

The Monsanto Tribunal’s Legal Opinion reinforces movements’ struggle for basic human rights

By Ruchi Shroff, 19 April 2017

Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

By Dr Vandana Shiva – Common Dreams, 12 October 2016

The poisonous cartel of GMOs

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 8 September 2016

Free people from ‘dictatorship’ of 0.01%

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 10 August 2016

The Corporate War Against The Planet, People and Democracy

Seed Freedom, July 2016

Poison Cartel – Toxic Capital

Related Events and Actions:

Navdanya Book Launch: Annam Food as Health

May 2017

Resistance to GM Mustard in India

May 2017

International Meetings of Resistances to GMOs

France, April 2017

Satyagraha Yatra 2017, a pilgrimage for Seed Freedom and Food Freedom

India, April 2017

“Stop BAYER / MONSANTO” days of action

Germany, April 2017

Olympic Seed Freedom Festival

Greece, April 2017

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

The Hague, Netherlands, October 2016

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