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Greenpeace Launches Food Justice Campaign

Press release | July 4, 2003 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — While five central ministries prepare to file affidavits in response to the Safe Food Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court, Bangalore citizens participated in the first consumer mobilization event...

Going! Going! Your Last Chance to Protect Your Food.

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — This is a defining moment in Indian agriculture. And by putting your weight behind a crucial petition, you have a chance to make an impact on the government’s new Biotech Strategy even as it is being framed hand-in-glove with...

Does organic farming work?

Feature story | August 28, 2004 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — In the ultimate analysis, farming is about what works. And luckily for us, considering the ecological and human costs, pesticides and fertilizers do not have even that basic redeeming quality of doing what they claim to do.

How safe is your food?

Feature story | July 29, 2004 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — · The fresh vegetables that you pick off the shelf in any supermarket store or elsewhere also contain pesticides like DDT, Endosulphan, Methyl Parathion, Phorate (to mention just a few) · Toxic pesticides like DDT and...

Farmers say NO to pesticides - Public Hearing at Yavatmal, Maharashtra.

Feature story | November 29, 2004 at 4:30

MUMBAI, India — About 50 farmers gathered at a public hearing on pesticides organised by Greenpeace India at Sunna village, Pandarakavda, Yavatmal District, along with local NGO’s and concerned citizens. An intense discussion followed, on the...

Greenpeace urges Union Finance Minister to invest in organic fertilizers while...

Press release | February 18, 2010 at 14:39

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace India today urged the Union Finance Minister to invest in organic fertilizers while implementing the newly proposed Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) system. The demand is made on the basis of the recommendations from the...

Extend subsidy benefits to Organic fertilizers, demands Vidharbha Farmers

Press release | November 10, 2009 at 12:20

WARDHA, MAHARASHTRA, India — Hundreds of famers from different districts of Vidharbha and other stakeholders of Agriculture came together at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha and demanded that the benefits of Central Government fertilizer subsidy should be...

Sikkim demands subsidy for Organic fertilizers

Press release | October 26, 2009 at 15:56

Gangtok, 26 Oct 2009: The Government of Sikkim, farmers and other stakeholders of Agriculture in the State came together today to urge the Union Government of India to extend its fertilizer subsidy support to organic fertilizers, while...

People’s forum demands subsidy for Ecological Fertilization to ensure Food Security

Press release | August 28, 2009 at 11:29

CHITRADURGA, KARNATAKA, India — A multi stakeholder gathering comprising of farmers, farmer union representatives, government officials, civil groups, agricultural scientists and women self help group members today demanded the Central Government...

All you wanted to know about organic farming

Feature story | August 25, 2004 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — Organic farming is an agricultural method that avoids chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals. It makes use of crop rotation and other traditional methods to keep the soil fertile and the crops free of pests. It...

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