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Bethel Organic

The Organic Quest in India

I first came to Hyderabad in 2009, as a researcher in the Indo-German cooperation project “Sustainable Hyderabad”. My task was to find out about organic food marketing in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. At that time, there was not so much organic food available in the city – apart from one organic shop, one or two supermarkets and a few NGOs and farmer groups. Read on

Take to the Streets and March Against Monsanto

This Saturday 25 May is the global day of action against Monsanto. In cities across the globe, people will take to the streets as part of the "March Against Monsanto" campaign, vocalising their opposition to the practices of the food-engineering conglomerate and demonstrating support for an open, multi-player agricultural industry. Read on

 Joe Athialy

National Safe Food Day: to Bt or not to Bt

This Saturday marks three years since a moratorium was placed on a genetically modified species of eggplant (aka Bt Brinjal). To keep the focus on the health-related aspects of the debate surrounding genetically modified organisms, the day is now called National Safe Food Day (NSFD), promoting healthy food that is free of toxins and GM organisms. Read on

 Steve Bridger

Genetically Modified Crops

Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are crops which have had their DNA altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Individual genes which promote durability or nutritional value are transferred from one organism to another to create biologically robust plants. Read on

Grow It Where You Live - Seeds in a Globalised World

Seeds, worldwide, are the basic material for food production. This basis is threatened by international seed companies which pressure the sector with the aim of privatising and monopolising it. More and more severe regulations affect the exchange of seeds or results in them being given away for free. Read on