Kalpavriksh Newsletter on Biodiversity and Livelihoods

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The latest edition of People in Conservation, the newsletter of the Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group, focuses on biodiversity conservation and livelihood security. The introductory editorial carefully analyses current methods of agricultural production and concludes by arguing, “to avert a humanitarian crisis of major proportions, new agri-food systems (production and access to food) are desperately needed – to ensure food security for all as well as to do so in an environmentally sound way. Continuing to rely on fossil-fuel-based mechanized industrial production is not a possibility.”

Other articles examine the Indian National Biodiversity Authority’s decision to prosecute Monsanto for promoting BT brinjal in violation of the Biodiversity Protection Law, a critical analysis of India’s proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, and a report on the Lokpanchayat movement to protect local seeds.

Read the newsletter in English and in Hindi.

30 January 2012

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