International Seed Day
Join us to endorse and publicize April 26th as
International Seed Day (ISD): An International Day for Patent-Free Seeds, Organic Food and Farmers' Rights
* On April 26 celebrate with your community, friends and family by cooking healthy organic food.
* Bring awareness to bills and policies that restrict farmers from saving and breeding their seeds such as bill
C-51 in Canada, BRAI in India, Order 81 in Iraq and bill
S-510 in the USA.
International Seed Day (ISD) Library
Events in 2010
Chicago on April 26
Twine shares video stories from farmers in Punjab returning to natural farming, the struggle to save eggplant in India, local stories of food and wheat from the Midwest and beyond with Ben Walker and others. We welcome you to bring a local food dish to share as well as your stories of food justice and seed saving!
We gather on the day on which Order 81 was
passed by Paul Bremer to learn about how it effects Iraqi farmers, biodiversity,
and seed sovereignty.
Partial List of Events in 2009
More details about the events listed will be updated and other events will be added daily.
1. United States of America
Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS), Cambridge, MASS2. Iceland: "Awareness for April 26th International Seeds Day"
University of Iceland April 27 3-6 pm
Rm 101, Háskólatorg, Sæmundargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
activists Anouk Petzoldt, Charlotte Ferrier and Oscar-Mauricio Uscategui
"The world according to Monsanto" film
3. Albuquerque, NM, USA: "GMO Teach-In"
Celebrating the 20th Annual Earth Festival
Local Food Coop - Albuquerque, New Mexico April 26
At the Tent on the West End of the Festival Site - on Silver Street behind the Coop.
La Montanita Coop, Cuatro Puertas, Arid Crop Seed Cache and GMO Free NM 4.
4. Chicago, IL, USA: "Food Sovereignty in Iraq, India & the Midwest"
Topics of discussion: GMO and food safety, Iraq's Order 81 and BT brinjal in India
Logan Sq. - Chicago
April 26 4:30 pm
OrganizationsInstitute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) (Cambridge, MA, USA)
Navdanya (New Delhi, India)
Institute of Science in Society (London, UK)
Grain International (Barcelona, Spain)
The Green Party of the United States (DC, USA)
Focus on the Global South (New Delhi, India)
GMO-FREE Maui (Maui, Hawaii)
Iraq Solidarity Association (Stockholm, Sweden)
Hawai`i Seed (Hawaii)
Hawaii Farmers Union (Hawaii)
Deccan Development Society (Pastapur, India)
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in South Asia (Hyderabad, India)
Millet Network of India (Zaheerabad, India)
European GMO-free Citizens (Holland, Europe)
Europe-Iraqi Turkmen Friendships (Brussels, Belgium)
Umoja UASO Women's Group (Samburu, Kenya)
Iraq Solidarity Campaign (Manchester, UK)
MADGE Australia Inc. (Australia)
Dr. Vanadana Shiva Navdanya (New Delhi, India)
Wafaa' Al-Natheema INEAS (MA, USA)
Brian John, Ph.D. GM Free Cymru (Wales, UK)
Yasir Allawi Dental Tribune (Dubai,UAE)
Paola Pisi uruknet.info (Rome, Italy)
Merry Fitzgerald Europe
Dr. Souad Naji Al-Azzawi Iraq's Environment (Baghdad, Iraq)
Jeremy Smith Innovations (London, UK)
Dr. Naqid Khamis (N. Caroline, USA)
Andrew Bosworth, Ph.D. (Okinawa, Japan)
Dr. Maha Alsakban (Diwaniya, Iraq)
Naba Al-Barrak (Mississauga, Canada)
Amy Mall (Chicago, USA)
Anouk Petzoldt (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Charlotte Ferrier (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Oscar-Mauricio Uscategui (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Devinder Sharma (New Delhi, India)
Bhaskar Goswami (New Delhi, India)
Walaa' Ali (MA, USA)
Rania Masri (Beirut, Lebanon)
Sylvia Fernandes-DeMelo (Nairobi, Kenya)
April Hurley, MD (CA, USA)
Garda Ghista (Kentucky, USA)
Ali Saleh Allawi (Baghdad, Iraq)
Rajashekar Tummala (Secunderabad, India)
Miep Bos (Lelystad, Holland)
Jan Diek van Mansvelt (Broek, Holland)
Barbara H. Peterson (Oregon)
Dr. D. Uma M. Rao (New Delhi, India)
Dilnavaz Variava (Maharashtra, India)