(1) Meeting with Farmer Unions on "GM Crops and Farmers' Concerns" which will commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Bt Brinjal moratorium in India.
Date & Time: Feb 9th, 11.30am to 1pm.
Venue: Basheerbagh Press Club, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad
Contact: Kiran Vissa 09701705743
(2) NAPM and Chetna Society Invite you for "National Safe Food Day"
Date & Time: Feb 9th, 2013, Saturday, 10 am
Venue: Musheerabad Govt School (Near Police Stn.), Hyderabad.
The event would start with a discussion on Safe Food, followed by a Screening of Documentary Movie to students and then Post card and Other campaign activties. There would be display of organic food and also some take-away snacks.
For details contact -
D Narsimha Reddy - 09010205742
Shashank Rajwadi – 07842439062
(1) Rythu Swarajya Vedika is organizing a meeting with local groups and farmers in Manchiryal town, Adilabad district on "Crisis of Bt cotton farmers in North Telangana".
Date & Time: Feb 10th, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Manchiryal, Adilabad dist., A.P.
Contact: Kiran Vissa - 09701705743
1. Human Chain by the Students & Citizens of Patna at Nala Road, Patna to voice opposition to GM Seeds & trials
Time- 9:00 AM onwards.
Contact - Sanjay Verma - 8540831965
2. Discussion on GM Seeds & Crops in Honey Dew Point School, Dariyapur Lane, Patna
Contact- Bablu Kumar-9308305339
A meeting on GM Seeds with Farmers of three villages by Bihari Thakur Kisan Club at Mustafaganj, Minapur, Muzaffarpur
Contact - Manoj Kumar - 9431476141
Nishank (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Mob: 9015867930) or Renu (Email: email@example.com ; Mob: 9868383057)
Let us celebrate "KHAO SAFE, JIYO SAFE".
We need fresh, poison-free, nutritious, healthy and safe food. But, food is contaminated with pesticides and artificial chemicals. A new threat into our platter is Genetically-Modified (GM) Food, which has caused various illnesses in lab animals. Indians could STOP entry of Genetically Modified Brinjal. Let us celebrate the moratorium on GM Brinjal.
Join for a Rally on 9th Feb at 4:30 PM from Dairy Den Circle to Narhari Hospital & Back To Dairy Den Circle.
For more details, contact: JATAN - A MISSION FOR ORGANIC FARMING - 0265-2371429
Meeting And Film Screening With students at Excellence College, Kaliyasot Dam, Kolar road
Post Box No. : 588, Post Office Ravishankar Nagar, Bhopal - 462016
Contact - Nilesh Desai -09425329222
In Bangalore, INDIA FOR SAFE FOOD, a citizens’ movement to uphold the right of every Indian to safe food, is organizing a film screening of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”, a film made in the USA by Institute for Responsible Technology (only important parts of the film will be shown due to paucity of time), at 4:00 PM on February 9th 2013, at CED (Centre for Education & Documentation), #7, 8th Main, 3rd Phase, 2nd Stage, Domlur, Bangalore 560071 (Ph: 25353397; 9341248784).
Rajesh Krishnan, Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner, Greenpeace India will be present for facilitating a discussion after the film screening. We invite you to join the debate on the subject.
A programme is being organised on National Safe Food Day, 9th February, in memory of Late Dr. Venkata Reddy and in collaboration with KRRS - Doddaballapur Taluk, SAMVADA, Kannada Jaagrutha Parishath & Doddaballapura Development Forum.
SAMVADA & SOIL
10.30 am - 10.45 am
Welcome & Introduction to the Programme
Ramakka – SAMVADA
10.45 am - 11.00 am
Inuaguration of NATIVE SEEDS EXHIBITION STALL
Smt. Sulochanamma W/o Late Venkata Reddy
11.00 am – 11.45 am
Implication of GM Food Technology on our Health
Dr. K C Raghu
11.45 am – 12.30 pm
Significance of LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS in the present context
Dr. A O Avalamurthy
12.30 pm – 01.30 pm
Sharing of experiences on Propagation & Multiplication of Native Seed Varieties
Farmer Women/Men of Doddaballapur/Ramanagar
01.30 pm – 02.00 pm
Felicitation & Presidential Address
Smt. Sulochanamma W/o Late Venkata Reddy
02.00 pm – 02.30 pm
Future plan of activities
02.30 pm – 02.45 pm
Vote of Thanks
D R Nataraj
A Brinjal Mela will be organized at Shimoga on 9th Feb in collaboration with Dept. of Horticulture, Karnataka (For more details, please contact: Krishna Prasad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9880862058)
The city will witness a first of its kind interactive human art installation depicting the concerns on GM crops and options of Safe food designed by Easwar Subramony and Sachin Sathyarajan. The art installation will be assembled in the Kanakakunnu grounds with the power packed backdrop of fusion music by Nikhil Divakar and Rohith. This is at 5 pm, followed by a distribution of sweets and felicitations. This is an initiative of Save A Rupee Spread A Smile (SARSAS), Open Space and Yes Plus , all youth led student initiatives along with Thanal, a non profit environment action trust.
Contact: Sridhar R 9995358205; Sachin S 9446156463
organising a film show and discusisons at the Organic Bazaar, OD-3, Jawahar nagar, Kawdiar, Trivandrum
Contact: Babychan - 09447343520
*VADAGARA, KOZHIKODE DIST.
The NSFD celebrations will become part of the Harithamritham event, one of the most important organic/natural farmers and health practioners get-together from 8th to 11th February. On 11th February, a book on Organic Farming of Paddy, written by Illias K P, Secretary of Jaiva Karshaka Samithi and published by Save our Rice Campaign will be released. This will be followed by a seminar on Food Security and threats of GM crops and Pesticides.
Contact: K P Illias - 09496149173
1) Please attend a talk on the topic of "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: WHAT SHOULD A CONSUMER KNOW AND DO?" on 7th of February at 6:00 PM at Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Flr, Indian Merchants Chamber, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Mr. Devinder Sharma, a distinguished food and trade policy analyst and an award-winning Indian journalist will address the safety issues of GM crops while Mrs. Dilnavaz Variava, Former CEO WWF-India, Vice President BNHS, and member of apex Govt of India Committees on wildlife and environment will be speaking on their environmental impacts.
For more details please check the link: http://
2) On 8th Feburary - Speaker Mr. Devinder Sharma
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at HR college ,Churchgate, Mumbai.
A certified seminar on the topic "Food safety and security : Are GM crops the answer?" This seminar is open to students and faculty of various colleges in Mumbai.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at St Xaviers College, Dept of Sociology, Mumbai
Topic "Safety of GM crops for India's health , environment and food security".
For more details, contact Shaheen Contractor: email@example.com
3) Urban Leaves celebrates National Safe Food Day on February 10th at its community farm at Maharashtra National Park (MNP), Mumbai (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ) with harvest of organic brinjals and a discussion about safe food ! People can sign postcards to thank the Govt for the moratorium on Bt brinjal and request to keep India GM Free.
For more details: Check http://www.facebook.com/urban.leaves?ref=ts&fref=ts & http://www.urbanleaves.org/
4) The Farmers Market at Mumbai (Market Location - Maharashtra National Park) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM will celebrate National Safe Food Day on February 10th , there will be a discussion on GM foods. People can sign postcards to thank the Govt for the moratorium on Bt brinjal and request to keep India GM Free. Meet the farmers & buy organic vegetables.
Check out for locations, direction & more details :
Contact No: 9820089378
The decision that came on February 9th, 2010, was OUR voice - the citizens of India had spoken and Bt brinjal was stopped. This year this day is being celebrated across the nation as “NATIONAL SAFE FOOD DAY”.
Now let us get together and reassure our Food safety, security and sovereignty!
We shall all meet on the 9th Feb, 6:00 PM at Krishnapuram Park, Ambattur, Chennai- 98
6:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction to the program: Shri Sukumar
6:15 PM: Screening of Movie: Genetic Roulette
7:15 PM: Why and How - Safe Food; Implication of GMO and chemicals on Safe Food : Ananthoo, Safe Food Alliance
8:00 PM: Local Access to Safe Food : Jagannathan, Nalla Keerai
8.15 PM: Q&A followed by Vote of Thanks.
8.30 PM: Sale of Traditional Safe Food by Nalla Soru/Nalla Keerai
For more details contact: Sukumar- 9884097438/ Jagan – 9962611767
7th February - Inaugural of a one week Celebrations and Awareness Programmes
7th to 13th February - Awareness programmes in 1 college and 1 school every day. Public Street meetings in the evening
12th February - Public March and Dharna in four places in the Delta districts
Organized jointly by Cauvery Delta Farmers Protection Association, Delta District Farmers federations, Federation of the Consumers Organisations of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry (FEDCOT), Thiruvaroor-Nagai Consumer Associations, Delat District Pasanai Sabha, South against Genetic Engineering-Tamilnadu (SAGE-Tamilnadu)
Contact : Jayaraman - 09443320954
1) Subject: Public Lecture on "GMOs in Agriculture - A Corporate Threat to India's Food Security & Bio Diversity"
Speaker: Prof. Tushar Chakraborty
Venue: Mukta Mancha, Kolkata Book Fair (Near Gate No.4)
Date & Time: 8th February, 2013, 03.15 PM
Contact Person: Raj Krishna Mukherjee (M- 09883119443/09433801622)