Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dear friends,

We are happy to invite you to our 6th year of BEEJOTSAV-BIODIVERSITY at Nagpur from 6th to 8th April 2018, a carnival of organic food, foodgrains, spices and the celebration of the sustainable, eco-friendly life style, visibility to seed saver and pastoral communities.

We, at BEEJOTSAV, are a varied group of organic farmers, seed savers, urban farmers and consumers who have been showcasing organic food for last 5 years.. We try to link grass roots farmers and the urban consumer.

We believe that safe, chemical-free food and healthy Biodiversity is the right of every citizen and our movement is a step towards making it available to the consumer.

We invite you to attend it and you can even exhibit your products by taking a stall. 

Festival date: 6th, 7th & 8th April 2018
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Venue: Mure Memorial Lawns, Amravati Road, Near Variety Square, Nagpur.
Stall size: 8’ X 8’
Stall charges: Rs 2,500/- (for 3 days, doesn’t include food and accommodation charges)

To book your stall(s) please fill up the form here:-

To register yourself please fill up the form here :-

For Stalls:- After filling up the form, please wait for confirmation from our team. After confirmation please go ahead with payment, you can take the account details from any of the following coordinator.

Beejotsav Coordinators:-

Akash Naoghare 9766912745
Sajal Kulkarni  9881479239 
Ashwini Aurangabadkar 9890515814

Monday, December 25, 2017

Video: Millets from the Mountains

25Dec2017 last day Annadata Organic Food Festival @ Pune

Don't miss out, go BULK!

Our safe food farmers, *Annadata*who had come down in Pune to supply safe food for our families, is *going back to farm tomorrow*

These _genuine farmers were chosen, after a rigorous filtration process over period of 3 months_.
I am assuming _we want them to continue growing naturally, organically._ So it's *not only our opportunity, but it's in fact our duty* to off-load all the safe-food stock. This *annadata is our real Santa for this Christmas*.
Stock safe food-grains for the season at least.

They are willing to offer *bulk purchase rewards* to all conscious citizens. Now it's, again, our opportunity and duty to come forward. Our team here *will help you to carry heavy bulk stock to your vehicle/home*. Also Annadata team will _gift you a seasonal food calendar_, if your purchases cross 50kgs.

The exhibition ends today (25 Dec), so hurry up!
In case of doubt: 8551 860 310 / 98500 00313

*Annadata* – *Organic Food Festival* is being organised alongside the well-known *Bhimthadi Jatra* between *22-25 Dec. 2017 at Agriculture College Grounds, Pune. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

22-25 Dec. 2017 Annadata – Organic Food Festival @ Pune Bhimthadi Jatra

*Citizens Movement for Safe Food* 
....this is an initiative of all like minded people & NGOs in Pune. 
*Annadata* – *Organic Food Festival* is being organised alongside the well-known *Bhimthadi Jatra* between *22-25 Dec. 2017 at Agriculture College Grounds, Pune. 

If you wish to join or know more on this movement, the fest., organic farmer stalls list, etc. visit;

Call us : +91-7720056754

do forward esp. to  those you know in & around Pune.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

WATCH : GMOs Revealed - Episode 1 online for today

Just wanted to remind you, Episode 1 of GMOs Revealed is still live for a short time...
If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you do before it's taken down tonight and replaced by Episode 2.
The history of GMOs is rife with frightening facts, and you do not want to miss this opening of the series, since it sets the tone for the entire program.
Your link for episode 1 is right here:
Be sure to watch ASAP. We'll be taking it down @ 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST to make room for Episode 2.
Remember--each episode is only up for 24 hours. So click the link above and watch it NOW.
Also, don't forget to share the episode with your friends and family, they need to see this as well.
With Purpose, 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017 Aug 5 - GM Mustard - Yes or No? Join this interactive Discussion

GM Mustard - Yes or No?  Join this interactive Discussion.

If you are in South Bengaluru today, please attend with family and friends, and please share and invite others!

What are the implications of GM Mustard?  Will it open the floodgates to other GM crops?  Will it contaminate our environment beyond reversal?

Come with all your questions!

Are you aware that the GM Mustard variety being proposed by the Delhi University is Herbicide Tolerant?  That directly translates to use of more poison in the soil, and eventually, more poisoned food for us?

Do we pay taxes to our Govt to run Universities that will eventually poison us?  

What is the Govt's stand on this?  How informed is the Govt really?  How transparent has the process of approval by GEAC been so far?  Are they running an ulterior agenda by hiding the real facts?  Does the Govt know they are going to poison their own citizens by the introduction of GMOs?

What damage will the introduction of GM crops cause to the rest of the Ecosystem?  Is the damage reversible, or will we be doomed forever?

If these questions do bother you, there is no way you could miss the talk!  Come engage with Sudha Nagavarapu.

About Sudha Nagavarapu:

Sudha Nagavarapu works with community groups on on health and agriculture issues throughout Karnataka. She also works with Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS) in Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh, visiting them 2-3 times a year, supporting them in their current activities and helping expand their work in health and agriculture. She has co-authored studies looking at urban health systems, the privatization and commercialization of health services (with a focus on Karnataka), access to medicines etc.

Looking forward to seeing you this evening!

Warm regards,

Team Aikyam