Category Archives: Vandana Shiva

India rejects Monsanto’s plant patent

India’s patent office rejected Monsanto’s climate resilient plant patent, and the rejection was upheld by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, reports Vandana Shiva (RLA 1993). The patent office refused to grant the patent as it was found that the application lacked an inventive step. Learn more.

March Against Monsanto – May 25th

On May 25, 2013, there will be a worldwide March against Monsanto, protesting the giant pesticide company’s attempts to take over the world’s food supply. In a video, Vandana Shiva (RLA 1993) states that what Monsanto is doing is “a new form of dictatorship” and that the “March against Monsanto is a call to end […]

Navdanya launches “No to GMO bananas” campaign

Vandana Shiva‘s (RLA 1993) foundation Navdanya launched a campaign against the Indian government’s plan to develop genetically modified bananas. To address the public health emergency of iron deficiency anaemia, India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) signed an MoU with Queensland University of Technology to increase the iron content in bananas through genetic engineering. Navdanya […]

Vandana Shiva: defending seed sovereignty

To celebrate the fortnight from Ghandi’s birthday (October 2) to World Food Day (October 16), Vandana Shivahas launched the new global campaign Seed Freedom. “Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.” “Corporations like Monsanto […]

Vandana Shiva (India, RLA 1993)

Land grab in Africa Ethiopia, where several million people depend on food aid, sells vast parts of its farming land to foreign companies and governments, and exports food and biofuel to the Western World and the Middle East. Vandana Shiva states: “We are seeing dispossession on a massive scale. It means less food is available […]

Vandana Shiva (India, RLA 1993)

Report highlights hunger in India Vandana Shiva’s Navdanya Trust just published a report saying that more than 200 million Indians suffer from hunger and malnutrition. According to Vandana Shiva there are now more hungry people in India than in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read the article at BBC