TNN | Mar 7, 2014. NEW DELHI: More than 100 farmers’ organisations from about 14 states on Thursday presented a charter of demands to political parties for their considering while preparing the manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections. The groups demanded guarantee of minimum income for farm households, ecologically sustainable farming, shift to organic farming […]
NEW DELHI, March 9, 2014, Gargi Parsai At the seeds festival, varieties conserved through generations are on display. Farmers from 17 States have arrived here with 2300 seed varieties they have conserved through generations to put them on display at the National Seeds Festival that opened here on Saturday. The seeds of various crops, vegetables, […]
Whole Foods Market Is the Exclusive Launch Partner SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 07, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — PACT, an ethical and organic apparel brand, announced today that it is launching a line of organic cotton apparel manufactured in a Fair Trade Certified(TM) facility. The line will include 19 product styles featuring 78 different items. […]
NEW DELHI: March 7, 2014 Representatives of more than 100 farmers’ organisations release a charter of demands. Although the time for freebies is over as Lok Sabha elections have been announced and the model code of conduct is in place, more than 20 lakh farmers across the country have sought assurance from political parties for […]
7 March, 2014 Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA) demanded halt to Bt Brinjal cultivation in the country due to its biodiversity related risk issues. The BELA chief Syeda Rezwana Hasan also demanded disclosure of the treaties between BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) and the multinational seed giant Monsanto which was kept secret for last eight […]
Staff Correspondent: HUBLI, March 7, 2014. They were seeking compensation for loss caused by ‘spurious’ seeds. Cotton farmers who were staging a protest against Mahyco for allegedly selling spurious seeds barged into the company premises near Ranebennur in Haveri district on Thursday, ransacked the office and destroyed a few documents. They were demanding compensation of […]
Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), March 6, 2014 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday said her government will not allow field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops in the state. She asserted that when the new government at the centre, in which AIADMK would be a part, assumes office after the general elections, the permission […]
BS Reporter Chennai March 6, 2014 TN govt last year had decided not to give environmental clearance for Great Eastern Energy Corporation to drill wells for methane exploration in the Thanjavur region. Tamil Nadu chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party head J Jayalalithaa has said she would not allow the […]
Coalition for GM- Free India Punjab State Chapter Conference on GM-Free safe Food Date: 12th March 10 A.M. Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana
Date 12th March
Time 10 A.M.
Organizers: ALL INDIA FOOD PROCESSORS’ ASSOCIATION (AIFPA) with the support of APEDA & ITPO “ORGANIC FOOD: INDIAN STANDARD & POLICY” Venue: Hall no.-8 conference room during AAHAR Date: 13th March 2014 Time: 10:30 AM onwards. Note:- No any delegation fee. Contact: Sharad Pandey – 92122-71729
Date 13th March 2014
Time 10:30 AM onwards.
By Nandini Oza Monday, March 3, 2014 With the general elections round the corner, farmers groups from across the country have asked the political parties to include income and livelihood security for farmers in their manifesto. Farmers, experts and civil society members are taking part in a three-day 5th National Convention on National Food Security […]
PTI Mar 2, 2014 AHMEDABAD: The Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) along with other NGOs today urged all political parties to include livelihood security for farm households in their election manifesto. The representatives released a charter of demands for the agricultural households’ income and livelihood security at Gandhi Ashram here. “With elections around the corner, farmer […]
IANS | Chennai March 1, 2014 Last Updated at 15:26 IST The centre’s sanction to field trials for around 200 genetically modified (GM) food crops, including paddy and wheat, is equivalent to killing Indian agriculture with acid, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said Saturday. He said the centre’s decision is an attack on federalism as agriculture […]
Published Date: Mar 03, 2014 Ahmedabad: The undue haste that environment minister Veerappa Moily has shown while granting permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops has led activists to smell a political conspiracy. They believe that the decision could end up damaging the food security of the country, given the fact that the regulatory […]
Vishwa Mohan, TNN | Mar 1, 2014, NEW DELHI: Bollywood film-maker Mahesh Bhatt has called the Union environment and forest minister M Veerappa Moily a “corporate mole”. A day after Moily reversed the decision of his predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan on GM crops and allowed field trials of over 200 varieties of genetically modified seeds, Bhatt […]
Venue: Aurobindo Society, Adchini, New Delhi Date: 8-9th March 2014. Time: 11 am – 8:30 pm Organisers: Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), Save our Rice Campaign, & Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI)
Date 8-9th March 2014.
Time 11am - 8:30 pm
Multi-stakeholders dialogue on policy change, supply of quality non-GM cotton seeds and Marketing 24-25th Feb 2014, K.H.Patil Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hulikote, Gadag Dist, Karnataka Desi cotton (Gossypium arboreum and G. herbaceum) varieties were grown on about 98 per cent area around 1947 and the American cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) on just around 2%. Decades after our […]
Date February 24-25th 2014.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 America’s farmers aren’t growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages. The other morning, I found myself staring at something strange and unfamiliar: empty grocery shelves with the word “eggs” above them. […]
Vishwa Mohan, TNN | Feb 28, 2014, NEW DELHI: Seed companies and agriculture research institutes can go ahead with scientific field trials of different transgenic varieties of GM crops which had got clearance from the government’s regulatory body Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) in March last year. A day after agriculture minister Sharad Pawar spelt […]
The apex court had asked the government to submit their stand on this issue Press Trust of India | New Delhi February 26, 2014 Sharad Pawar Government will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court pleading that field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops be allowed, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today. The minister assured […]
Capital Market February 25, 2014 The Government is promoting organic farming through various schemes like National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF), National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH), National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility (NPMSH&F), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and also Network Project on Organic Farming […]
SME Times News Bureau | 22 Feb, 2014 The government is promoting organic farming in a big way as a result of which India exported agri-organic products of total volume of 160276.95 MT and realization was around Rs.1155.81 crore in year 2012-13, said Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Tariq Anwar, on […]
Editorial Team February 21, 2014 Most fruits and vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients that are good for your body and mind. However, commercial demands and competition in the market often make farmers use fertilizers and pesticides in order to increase their yield. According to nutritionist Naini Setalvad, ‘Today growth hormones are injected in fruits, vegetables, […]
5th National Convention National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Beyond: Right to Food, Democracy and Social Justice 1 – 3 March 2014, Gujarat Venue: Dalit Shakti Kendra, Sanand Ahmedabad Fifth Convention Right to Food Campaign 18 Feb 2014
Title : TWN Agriculture Info: Strong Call to Mainstream Agroecology Date : 13 February 2014 Contents: THIRD WORLD NETWORK INFORMATION SERVICE ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE The Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS) has released a discussion paper entitled “Mainstreaming Agroecology: Implications for Global Food and Farming Systems”. The paper makes it clear that increasingthe use […]