India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
INDIA ELECTIONS 2019

The figures behind the faces

Wealth, criminal cases, and faces of every candidate in India's mammoth election

MAY 18, 2019

graphics.reuters.com/INDIA-ELECTION…
Nearly one in five candidates running for parliament in the current election has an outstanding criminal case against them, inching up from 17% in the previous election and 15% in 2009.
Total net assets of all the candidates running in the poll exceed $4 billion. The India's Most Vibrant Political Movement ─ The Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ─ world's largest political party dominate when it comes to wealth.
90-year-old Alagar P. contesting from Madurai in Tamil Nadu is the oldest candidate running in this election.
“As One Humanity, As One Planet we can walk another path to a beautiful, abundant, vibrant Earth - that’s the call for 2019. Lets work together“

#FoodSovereignty #SeedSovereignty #EcoFeminism #EarthDemocracy
JIVAD - THE ORGANIC WAY — a 10,000 year old #EcologicalCivilisation’s time tested System&Knowledge. Their distillation into #Agroecological science over the past century is the guide to the future of our Food&Farming & our future as a species.

navdanyainternational.org/it/jivad-the-o…
PM Narendra Modi contemplating a Rs 10,000/annum farm relief package to farmers

timesnownews.com/business-econo…
REFLECTIONS ON DR. SHIV CHOPRA AUTHOR OF “CORRUPT TO THE CORE – MEMOIRS OF A HEALTH CANADA WHISTLEBLOWER”

ccfsh.org/whistleblower/…
Since 1991 when #StructuralAdjustment was imposed on #India there have been calls for abolishing the #EssentialCommoditiesAct . It was under this act the #SeedPriceControlOrder was implemented to stop #Monsanto from trapping farmers in debt & #suicides.

Finding Hope in the Climate Crisis

cbc.ca/radio/tapestry…
Eco-activist Vandana Shiva finds reasons for hope in the climate crisis

cbc.ca/radio/tapestry…
🔴 WE NEED TO REVISIT GDP GROWTH AS A MEASURE OF WELL BEING OF A NATION.
While GDP has grown we are falling on the #HungerIndex #HealthcareAccess #EnvironmentalIndex

📈 economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/i…

📈 thehindu.com/sci-tech/energ…

📈 timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-14…

indiatoday.in/india/story/gd…
In a land where 85% #farmers own less than 2 acres, 5 acres is not "economically backward" but "creamy layer" of 15% who will now also be guaranteed 10% jobs in Government. Recipe for deepening #inequality.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/10-quota…
MONSANTO DOES NOT HAVE A PATENT ON BT COTTON SEEDS

The Supreme Court Ruling Upheld India’s Law, not Monsanto’s False Claims on Patents on Seeds

seedfreedom.info/monsantos-fals…
#HealthyFood is a byproduct of agriculture as care of the #Earth #Seed #Soil #Biodiversity #Bees #Earthworm #Mycorrhiza. #BadFood that makes us sick is first making the earth sick. #ClimateChange & #SpeciesExtinction are symptoms of agriculture as war.

The Sobering Details Behind the Latest Seed Monopoly Chart

As four #seed companies now control more than 60 percent of the global #market, a seed policy expert argues that consolidation poses major risks to our #Food supply.

civileats.com/2019/01/11/the…
How did the US EPA and IARC reach opposite conclusions about #glyphosate’s genotoxicity?

gmwatch.org/en/news/archiv…
Transparency and independence key to EC’s authorisation of pesticides

The European Parliament has passed strong recommendations to make the EU approval procedure for #Pesticides more transparent and independent.

guengl.eu/transparency-a…
Estimated Residential Exposure to Agricultural Chemicals and Premature Mortality by Parkinson’s Disease in Washington State

#Parkinson #ParkinsonsDisease #Pesticides #PrematureMortality

mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/1…
Agriculture systems & diets have coevolved through #diversity. Both the #ChronicDisease Epidemic & #ClimateChange rooted in #IndustrialFoodSystems. 50% emissions come from #chemicals. Think #Local #Diverse #Fresh #Seasonal #SoilNotOil.
@drvandanashiva

theguardian.com/environment/20…
Ecuadorian peasants and ecologists win battle against GM crops

Judge orders Ministry of Agriculture to burn all GM crops found in illegal cultivations

gmwatch.org/en/news/latest…
EAT-Lancet report’s recommendations are at odds with sustainable food production

sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/eat-l…
🔴 Denmark could become the first European Nation to be 100% Organic. All brought about by public awareness in 2012. Le Danemark, vers une agriculture 100% bio - RFI

rfi.fr/emission/20190…
A NEW REPORT SUSTAINS UNSUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

The @NavdanyaInt manifesto on #FoodforHealth written by leading health experts and ecologists has identified toxics as the leading cause for the disease epidemic.

seedfreedom.info/poison-cartel-…
Can Cows Help Mitigate #ClimateChange? Yes, They Can!

Livestock emit greenhouse gases. They also can sequester carbon and boost #biodiversity.

daily.jstor.org/can-cows-help-…
Wealth Of 9 Richest Indians = Bottom 50% Of Country: Report

It's "morally outrageous" that a few wealthy individuals are amassing a growing share of India's wealth, while the poor are struggling to eat their next meal or pay for their child's medicines.

ndtv.com/india-news/ric…
🔴 VIDEO. MONSANTO, LA FABRIQUE DU DOUTE

"The '#Monsanto Papers' revealed how the American giant had secretly drafted, by his own scientists, studies to prove that #glyphosate was not dangerous. Today, the firm is in the sights of justice."

francetvinfo.fr/monde/environn…
California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral

An alarming, precipitous drop in the western monarch butterfly population in California this winter could spell doom for the species.

sfchronicle.com/news/article/C…
🔴 Conferenza "Il veleno alle porte" in Campidoglio, a Roma. L'attivista e ambientalista indiana Vandana Shiva parla del #G20 di Amburgo, dell'accordo sul clima di Parigi, del legame tra accordi di libero scambio e #OGM e del concetto di "#ecofemminismo".

🔴 GM Bt toxin is immunogenic, allergenic, and causes pre-cancerous intestinal changes

New study raises further safety concerns over GM Bt crops

gmwatch.org/en/news/latest…
🔴 The Highest Bidder Takes It All: The World Bank’s Scheme to Privatize the Commons

How the Bank’s prescribes reforms, via a new land indicator in the EBA project (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) promotes large-scale land acquisitions and agribusiness.

oaklandinstitute.org/highest-bidder…
🔴 The Hunger Business is Booming

Monsanto and Bill Gates are pushing unwanted genetically modified (GM) crops onto Africa, and using the concept of "aid" as a way to facilitate their future profits.

Article here: truthout.org/articles/monsa…
#Farm #suicides under debt in plenty in cotton belt of Punjab, even the Government of the State of Punjab, India admits it and wants survey to know why so many suicides.
🔴 Scrutinise the small print of Eat-Lancet

The Eat-Lancet report commanded the airwaves recently with its proposal for a new, global, one-size-fits-all diet, which it grandiosely calls ‘The Great Food Transformation’─“plant-based” eating.

wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk/opinion/vegani…
🔴 The overlooked impact of rising #glyphosate use on phosphorus loading in agricultural watersheds

🌱 esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fe…
Scientists want to create farm animals that only give birth to FEMALES in order to stop the routine slaughter of the less useful males

Male farm animals are less valuable to farmers and scientists are working on a way to stop births using #GeneEditing.

dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ar…
New Evidence of GMO Bt Crop Safety Manipulation

A new paper in the journal 'Toxins' implies that the real purpose of novel ecotoxicity diets for carnivorous insects is to mask the effects of #GMO Cry toxins.

independentsciencenews.org/environment/ne…
🔴 Nicolas Hulot reveals how he came under threat from Monsanto when he became France's Minister of Ecology

EXCLUSIF. Nicolas Hulot révèle au JDD avoir été sous la menace de l'entreprise #Monsanto (auj Bayer) quand il est devenu ministre de l'Ecologie.

msn.com/fr-be/actualit…
Kerala government bans deadly weed killer

The sale, distribution & use of #glyphosate and other products that include glyphosate have been fully banned in the Kerala. "This is part of the state's effort to gradually phase out pesticide use in the state."

english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/20…
🔴 Dewayne AL Johnson was devastated when he was diagnosed with terminal #cancer in 2014. Now, in advancing illness, he has found sudden celebrity with a historic victory over one of the world’s most powerful and controversial corporations – #Monsanto.

time.com/5460793/dewayn…
For the product to reach from the producer to the consumer, lots of people and dark entities are involved. #Monsanto #Bayer #glyphosate
Is Fear Driving Sales Of #Monsanto's Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

The biggest, most valuable new technology on Midwestern farms these days is a new family of soybean seeds. But some farmers say they're buying these seeds partly out of fear.

npr.org/sections/thesa…
#FARMERS#SEED #SOVEREIGNTY is at the heart of solutions to the epidemic of farmers’ suicides. ONLY WHEN FARMERS HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR OWN SEEDS WILL THEY BE FREE OF DEBT. Moreover, only through seed sovereignty can farmers’ income be increased.
@NavdanyaBija
#FARMERS#SEED #SOVEREIGNTY is at the heart of solutions to the epidemic of farmers’ SUICIDES due to DEBTS ACCUMULATED WITH BANKS.
🔴 Italy to adopt Sikkim model of #OrganicFarming

Italy will be transformed into an "organic country" by adopting the farming policy of Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said quoting a communication received from Rome.

thequint.com/news/hot-news/…
🔴 INSECT POPULATIONS ARE CATASTROPHICALLY PLUMMETING TO EXTINCTION IN A FEW DECADES DUE TO BIG COMPANIES DRIVING HABITAT DESTRUCTION FOR MEAT AND PALM OIL, CATASTROPHICALLY IN DANGER TRYING TO SURVIVE TO SPRAYING #PESTICIDES.

huffpost.com/entry/insect-p…
Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists

Urging political action on #Pesticides use is another way to help stem ‘collapse of #nature

theguardian.com/environment/20…
#Bees🐝 and #butterflies🦋 spend a lot of time hanging out in grass🌱. They drink dew off the blades. Get nectar from the beginnings of seed making, and can hide from predators. Why you don't want your family exposed to these ingredients:

🔴Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for NonHodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence
Luoping Zhang, Iemaan Rana, Rachel M. Shaffer, Emanuela Taioli, Lianne Sheppard

#Glyphosate #Pesticide #Roundup #RangerPro #carcinogenesis

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
CONCLUSIONS & DIRECTIONS
Although the underlying mechanisms remain unknown, mechanistic studies of #glyphosate-induced IMMUNOSUPPRESSION/INFLAMMATION, ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION, GENETIC ALTERATIONS and OXIDATIVE STRESS, suggest PLAUSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN GBH EXPOSURE AND NHL DEVELOPMENT.
"We are what we eat". Food is essential for every living creatures. Food is a culture that our ancestors have followed through decades and has passed onto us. We at Navdanya follow the same culture from every part of the world, eating healthy, fresh and local.
@NavdanyaBija
Eating GM maize sprayed with Roundup increased death rate – study

Male rats fed GM maize sprayed with #Roundup died prematurely in #EU-funded study – results were covered up

gmwatch.org/en/news/latest…
Quote of the Week on #GMOs: "There is always a 'poor African' wearing a poverty hat and providing cover for 'poor Africans' to be used (by philanthropic and economic colonialists) as guinea pigs to subvert robust biodiversity."
@NnimmoB
🔴 Dairy units in India turn to cheaper alternatives

THIS STRIKES A BLOW TO SMALL FARMERS AS THEY DON'T GET A FAIR PRICE FOR THEIR PRODUCE SINCE THE MARKET IS FLOODED WITH CHEAPER OPTIONS
<Economic Cartel>

#Economy #cartel #globalization #glebalization

downtoearth.org.in/news/agricultu…
With #Monsanto and #Glyphosate on the Run AAAS Revokes Award to Scientists Whose Studies Led to Ban on Weedkiller in Sri Lanka and Other Countries

corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/monsa…
Why #Bangladesh sees golden rice as a threat

Following announcement by agriculture minister on cultivating golden rice within 3 months, #farmers and environment groups call take out country-wide protests

downtoearth.org.in/news/agricultu…
🔴 On February, 26 Italian MPs have approved by unanimity a bipartisan motion for more responsible use of harmful #pesticides and to promote initiatives in support of sustainable agricultural practices.
The #future is #slowfood not #fastfood #slowfashion not #fastfashion #slowmoney not #finalcialbubbles #slowlife not rushing #fastforward to #collapse
Blind #speed is not a virtue in a planet with #EcologicalLimits & limits set by #SocialJustice & #HumanRights
─Dr. Vandana Shiva
People from all continents have reflected upon the current state of our planet and realized that the basis of our future livelihoods continues to be destroyed. In this video, Dr. Vandana Shiva send a message to young people: The Youth Future Manifesto.

Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Reproductive and Developmental Effects at ‘Safe’ Dose

Study has found that exposure to #glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) caused reproductive and developmental effects in both male and female rats at a safe dose.

glyphosatestudy.org/press-release/…
Vietnam Bans Import of Glyphosate Herbicides after US Cancer Trial Verdict

Vietnam has announced that it has banned the import of all #glyphosate-based herbicides with immediate effect following the latest cancer trial verdict from San Francisco.

sustainablepulse.com/2019/03/25/vie…
Who is paying for Monsanto's crimes? We are

A US court ordered #Monsanto to pay $80m in damages because it hid #cancer risks. That’s a small consolation for victims

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
As #Bayer's #Roundup #Cancer Costs Accumulate, Questions Linger About the Wisdom of Its #Monsanto Merger

Since the first verdict, Bayer’s shares have lost 40% of their value — and there are still around 11,300 such cases waiting in the wings.

fortune.com/2019/03/30/bay…
Ex-Cabinet secy 'regrets' over introducing GM cotton in India

"In 1990s, I introduced #GMO cotton in India. Twenty years later, I regret...I am responsible for #suicide of thousands of cotton #Farmers," Subramanian said.

economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59…
🔴 UN experts denounce 'myth' #Pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

theguardian.com/environment/20…
Jurors say Roundup contributed to a 2nd man's cancer. Now thousands more cases against Monsanto await

A federal jury dealt a huge blow to #Monsanto, saying its popular weedkiller #Roundup was a substantial factor in causing a California man's #cancer.

edition.cnn.com/2019/03/20/hea…
Cibo e suolo liberi da veleni: il tour italiano di Navdanya International con Vandana Shiva

@drvandanashiva, presidente di @NavdanyaInt, è stata in Italia in aprile per promuovere la Campagna “Per un’alimentazione e un’agricoltura libera da veleni”.

🌱 terranuova.it/News/Agricoltu…
🔴 Roundup Trial Reveals Monsanto Concern Over Cancer Studies

#Monsanto says it wasn’t concerned about early epidemiological studies showing a possible link between active compound in #Roundup and #cancer, but unsealed documents and emails say different.

courthousenews.com/roundup-trial-…
The True Cost

It's all about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. THE TRUE COST pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

ovid.tv/details/5c76c6…
Bayer to cut 4,500 jobs in Germany

#Bayer massive conglomerate will cut 1 in 7 of its 32,000 jobs in Germany. The company is undergoing a massive restructuring as it faces legal and financial tests.

dw.com/en/bayer-to-cu…
Hot potato: Gujarat farmers sued for copy-farming

AHMEDABAD: The US food and beverages giant #PepsiCo has sued 3 #farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato EXCLUSIVELY REGISTERED BY THE COMPANY.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68…
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of #CandidaAuris embodies a serious and growing public #health threat: #DrugResistant germs.

nytimes.com/2019/04/06/hea…
Explainer: what is Candida auris and who is at risk

#CandidaAuris, a deadly, multidrug-resistant pathogen fungus emerging around the world, has been labelled the new “fungal superbug” and poses a significant threat to public #health.

theconversation.com/explainer-what…
MY STORY AND MY NAVDANYA INSPIRED FARM

I am Isaac Pabia, a teacher by training, a farmer by birth and an activist by choice and circumstance.

seedfreedom.info/my-story-and-m…
Base Editors Cause Off-Target Mutations in RNA

A new study indicates that the modified CRISPR-Cas9 technology will need to be further refined before it can safely be used for research and therapeutic applications.

#CRISPR #Cas9 #GeneEditing #DNA #RNA

the-scientist.com/news-opinion/b…
New survey in humans shows link between advanced liver disease and #glyphosate

Results advance previous research showing exposure to #Roundup herbicide caused #LiverDisease

gmwatch.org/en/news/latest…
Vietnam cries foul as Monsanto victims get huge compensation in US

‘Where’s the justice for Vietnamese victims being destroyed every day by (#Monsanto’s) toxic chemicals,’ asks a senior Vietnamese official.

e.vnexpress.net/news/news/viet…
‘A Lot of That Science They Point to Is Science They Paid For’
CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto lawsuit

The case is called Edwin Hardeman v. #Monsanto, which sounds like David v. Goliath. #Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s #lymphoma.

fair.org/home/a-lot-of-…
#Bayer, #pesticides, #cancer, and double standards

Critical shareholder holds Bayer to account at the company's annual general meeting

gmwatch.org/en/news/latest…
🔴 The $177 billion owner of Lay's chips sued small-time Indian farmers for growing a type of potato it claims EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS over

#PepsiCo says it had exclusive rights to the FL-2027 potato in India since 2016, and 4 farmers have to pay $143,000 each.

businessinsider.com/pepsico-suing-…
TWO THINGS
ARE INFINITE:
THE UNIVERSE
AND THE ARROGANCE
OF POWER.
AND I'M NOT
SURE ABOUT
THE UNIVERSE.
(semicit)
TEDxMasala - Dr Vandana Shiva - Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today.

Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist, author of books and 300+ papers in leading Science&Tech journals.

#TEDTalks #TEDxTalks

Big Agriculture Is Breeding a Worldwide Health Crisis

The widespread use of antifungals in food production is hastening an increase in #DrugResistant #infections, putting millions of people at risk.

bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
Brain anomalies in children exposed prenatally to a common organophosphate pesticide

Prenatal exposure to #chlorpyrifos (#CPF), an organophosphate insecticide, is associated with neurobehavioral deficits in humans and animal models.

pnas.org/content/109/20…
California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial

A California jury awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed #Bayer #Monsanto AG’s #glyphosate-based #Roundup weed killer caused their #cancer.

reuters.com/article/us-bay…
Making sense of the Modern Economy : Vandana Shiva

Conversation between Vandana Shiva and Gaël Giraud

Towards a social-ecological transition : LA REVUE PROJET

revue-projet.com/evenements/con…
'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to #Pesticides

Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared

theguardian.com/world/2018/mar…
Activists around the world swarmed the streets of their cities to protests against US chemicals giant #Monsanto and its parent company #Bayer . Protestors’ aim is to achieve ban on synthetic #pesticides and ‘educate world about crimes Monsanto has committed against humanity’.
#Monsanto spied on friend and foe alike in several countries to sway opinion on #GMO & #herbicides

rt.com/business/45989…
Falsi scienziati e giornalisti: le fake news di #Monsanto [L'INCHIESTA] @Mediapart #FattoQuotidiano #edicola #3giugno

ilfattoquotidiano.it/in-edicola/art…
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