On January 30th 2016, Gandhi’s martyrdom day, Navdanya was joined by numerous Gandhian and farmers’ groups in the launch of the Satyagraha for Gandhi’s Ghani to defend nutrition rich traditional oils and boycott toxic soya oil being dumped on Indians through ‘Free Trade’
With the death of the ghanis, traditional oilseeds are bound to die. We are at risk of not only losing out our diverse food culture, but also the tastes of home. All our cooking requires traditional oils such as mustard, sesame, linseed, coconut etc.- each with it’s own benefits.
The satyagraha for Gandhi’s Ghani is also one that fights for our culture. No industrial substitute has the properties of mustard to preserve and flavour our pickles, or give the pungent tang to our food and puffed rice preparations(our masala muri and our bhate bhath)
Hydrogenated vegetable oils do not possess the medicinal ayurvedic qualities of traditional oils, and will be foreign to our culture and our fire rituals. They contain transfats which are hazardous to health and have been banned in the United States
A welcome addition to the conversation about the nature of the food movement and how change occurs. But Haspel’s work has raised serious questions. At what point does allowing a food and ag columnist to accept compensation from agrochemical industry…
Published on February 1, 2016 by acTVism Munich.
In this video, acTVism Munich interviews Yanis Varoufakis, a world renowned economist who was a former member of the Greek parliament. He gained immense popularity when he served as finance minister (27 January 2015 – 6 July 2015) for the Greek government, a post that he left shortly after he found out that Greek government made the decision to implement the austerity package of the Troika against the popular vote (OXI) of the Greek people . This interview focuses on the history of the global economic system, the transformations that it underwent after World War II and attempts to connect it to the current economic crisis that is sweeping throughout Europe and the globe.
– Is there such a thing as a “Greek-crisis”?
– Are pensions, social security benefits & high-wages the reasons why we are facing an economic downturn or are there underlying factors involved?
– What is the history of the global capitalist system and how is it affecting states and individuals today?
These questions are answered in this interview with Yanis Varoufakis.
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Longtime local arborist Ellen Solomon is now offering her Seed Starting class at the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus community garden. Start seeds and grow your own vegetables. Learn basic principles of vegetable gardening, soils and seeds to successfully…
RR is thrilled to find longtime friend of Petaluma Bounty, local sustainable ag systems advocate, and co-owner of Chica Bloom flower farm, Ariana Reguzzoni, writing the pages of the Press Democrat, the Argus-Courier and elsewhere of late. In this Civil…
via Extension.org – the knowledge resources of America’s land grant universities. Plant in a Box: A Solution for USDA-Inspected Poultry Processing? A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar Date: February 25, 2016 Time: 1pm Eastern (noon Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific) Duration: one hour…
Those with an interest in upholding universal human rights and international law, as well as providing a soft landing for end of the American imperial project, particularly in this hemisphere, continue to hold out hope that President Obama will keep his promise to close the U.S. military’s detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is organizing a campaign to give the U.S. administration a further push in that direction. – RR
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Courtesy of Dr. Philip H. Howard, an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. Howard is author of the forthcoming book, Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?, to be published on February 25, 2016.