Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmental activist and eco feminist. She is the founder/director of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology. She is author of numerous books including, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis; Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply; Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace; and Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development. Shiva has also served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as NGOs, including the International Forum on Globalization, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Third World Network. She has received numerous awards, including 1993 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) and the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy
For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler's concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture. In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:00am
Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India
India is steeped in a synthesized controversy created by Monsanto on the first GMO crop supposedly approved for commercialization. Engaged in litigation on many fronts, Monsanto is trying to subvert India's patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act , Essential Commodities Act...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:15am
Free People from ‘Dictatorship’ of the 0.01%
“The only way to counter globalisation—just a plot of land in some central place, keep it covered in grass, let there be a single tree, even a wild tree.” This is how dear friend and eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, who passed away on July 28, at the age of 90, quietly laid out her imagination for...
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Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:30pm
Avoid 'Miracle' Rice, Just Eat a Carrot!
Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A... Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009...
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Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind
A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled "Gene Drives on the Horizon: Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values," warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
The Great Seed Piracy
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations — which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers — but also individuals like Bill Gates, the “richest man in the world”. When the Green Revolution was pushed in...
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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Small Farmers Are Foundation to Food Security, Not Corporations Like Monsanto
May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity and our...
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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 8:45am
Seeds of Suicide
May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity and our...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:30pm
Make Monsanto Pay
Monsanto is in the news again. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s antitrust regulator, has recently said that it suspects a Monsanto joint venture abused its dominant position as a supplier of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India and has issued an order citing prima...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:15pm
'Free Basics' Will Take Away More Than Our Right to the Internet
As the TRAI decides the fate of Free Basics, Mark Zuckerberg is in India with ₹100 crore, in pocket change, for advertising. Facebook’s Free Basics is a repackaged internet.org, or in other words, a system where Facebook decides what parts of the internet are important to users. Reliance, Facebook’...
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