Vandana Shiva

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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The game billionaires play is not worthy of being called economy, either as care for the home, or as the art of living. It is exractive, naked money making, at war with life and creativity. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 05, 2020
The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share
On 31 st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the "lockdown," while millions were marching in city after city in the USA to protest against police brutality and police violence after the killing of George...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Poisons Mean Extinction: For Bees and Humanity
"If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live." ― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee In the last 50 years agrotoxins have spread and are pushing bees to extinction. The choices before humanity are clear, a Poison Free Future to save bees,...
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Women workers stage a silent protest while practicing social distancing to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2020 in Quezon City, Philippines. Millions of workers and daily wage earners living in poverty in the Philippines suffer the brunt of work stoppage during the government imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine in a bid to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus. (Photo: Jes Aznar/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
On This May Day, The Corporate-Dominated World Faces Not One, But Three Pandemics
On this May Day, the world is witnessing 3 pandemics simultaneously. The first is the Coronavirus Pandemic. The second is the Hunger Pandemic. The third is Pandemic of Destruction of Livelihoods. Thus far, he coronavirus pandemic has infected 3.19 million and killed 228,000. The World Food...
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Biodiversity-based agriculture is not just a climate solution, it is also a solution to hunger. (Photo: Manipadma Jena / IPS)  Views
Monday, October 07, 2019
We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis
The Earth is living, and also creates life. Over 4 billion years the Earth has evolved a rich biodiversity — an abundance of different living organisms and ecosystems — that can meet all our needs and sustain life. Through biodiversity and the living functions of the biosphere, the Earth regulates...
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Monday, December 05, 2016
People's Economies vs Corporate Control: First Commodification, Then Financialization, Now Demonetization
Ever since the Corporate Form was "invented" - in its earliest avatar as the collective East India Companies - those who have ruled via corporation have found innovative "means" new to extract wealth from the earth and people, leaving both poorer in a zero-sum "game". During The Raj - Company Raj...
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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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A protest against Monsanto Views
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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
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
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
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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