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India – Urban insensitivity worsens farm pain #FarmersMarchToMumbai

The folk who put food on your platter PARTH M.N. In 2009, senior journalist P Sainath released a documentary called ‘Nero’s Guests’ on the agrarian crisis in India. It concludes with Sainath’s speech, in which he shares a piece of ancient… Continue Reading →

Vidarbha shadow on Independence Day: Four more farmer suicides take 2013 figure up to 518 #WTFnews

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Yogesh Pawar 66 years after Independence, it is still not Mera Bharat Mahaan for crores of Indians. To Rambhau Bapurao Borkhede, Madhukar Gangaram Shivnakar, Gajanan Hiranna Gatkawar and Hirendra Tahkare,… Continue Reading →

# India – Dr Sunilam Farmer Leader Reaps Bitter Harvest #Madhyapradesh #fabricated

Social activist Sunil Mishra, who dared to fight for farmers’ rights in MP, gets lifer in a rioting case dating back to 1998. Prakhar Jainreports Fabricated lies? Sunil Mishra, the founder-president of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, was charged with murdering a fire engine… Continue Reading →

Kerala Farmers- Payment mode takes the sheen off subsidies

K. A. MARTIN , The Hindu The HinduPaddy farmers at work in fields near Palakkad on a rainy day just ahead of Farmers’ Day on Chingam 1, which falls on August 17. Poor rain has delayed sowing and harvesting in… Continue Reading →

Documentary ‘Cotton For My Shroud’ on Vidarbha farmers bags National award

NAGPUR: “If a quarter million farmers kill themselves over a span of 16 years, then it is genocide and not suicide. The globalization of economies has given rise to a new form of agrarian warfare where seeds are the new… Continue Reading →

The Seed Emergency: The Threat to Food and Democracy

Vandana Shiva Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty…. Continue Reading →

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