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The 2019 National Heirloom Exposition is Happening Through Thursday Sept. 12

Greetings from the Raucous Rooster’s abode at an undisclosed Oak Hill henhouse, for which we have been scrambling to pay the bankers. It’s a certainty that no-one is completely insulated from the rising costs of housing in the North Bay, not even the chicks we’re famous for in Petaluma. Lots more to come as we…

Satyagraha for Gandhi’s Ghani #TelSwaraj तेल स्वराज

Published by Organic Consumers Association on Feb 2, 2016:

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 Message of Hope in Difficult Times – The National Heirloom Exposition Continues to Inspire

A Message of Hope in Difficult Times – The National Heirloom Exposition Continues to Inspire This report originally appeared at Positively Petaluma.   Seedsman Jere Gettle and his Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company crew have pulled off another of their annual paeans to heirloom produce and the food movement, as the fifth National Heirloom Exposition…

Satyagraha for Food Freedom and Seed Freedom (Civil Disobedience to End Seed Slavery)

Read this remarkable manifesto, written by Vandana Shiva and Ruchi Shroff, published by Navdanya International and the National Heirloom Exposition in pdf form here. This twenty page booklet was produced in printed and distributed freely at the National Heirloom Exposition on September 8, 9, and 10, 2015 in Santa Rosa, California.   An excerpt: Humanity…