Oct 31 2012

Vandana Shiva on Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More

One of the world’s most renowned scientists and environmental activists, Vandana Shiva, is speaking out on behalf of proposition 37. Long a thorn in the side of Monsanto, Dr. Shiva has taken on big bio-tech and agribusiness companies in her home country of India and works with farmers groups all over the world to protect their right to farm using their traditional methods and seeds.

Trained as a physicist, Vandana Shiva is the founder of Navadanya, “a movement which aims to protect nature and people’s rights to knowledge, biodiversity, water and food,” by creating community seed banks among other things. She just concluded a two week long global action called “seed freedom.” She has written nearly two dozen books, including Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological and Third World Perspective, and Soil Not Oil. Her forthcoming book out next year is entitled Making Peace With the Earth: Beyond Land Wars And Food Wars. Vandana Shiva has won a number of awards including the Sydney Peace Prize and the Right Livlihood Award and was named by the Guardian newspaper as one of their Top 100 most inspiring women.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Dr. Shiva in the backyard of a private home in Santa Monica on October 30, 2012.

Watch the interview below in 2 parts:

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

55 responses so far

55 Responses to “Vandana Shiva on Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More”

  1. Mark Con 02 Nov 2012 at 11:51 pm

    It is important that the world hear this message and understand what this woman has to say.

  2. Sandra Con 03 Nov 2012 at 8:57 am

    Wow!!! wonderful insights from a top scientific leader…lets all plant the seed of “GNH” Gross National Happiness … as in the country of Bhutan!!! :-)

  3. Max Dashuon 03 Nov 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Great, great interview. Thanks for airing it and for your profound questions.

  4. Rosinha de Maracajauon 04 Nov 2012 at 6:53 am

    Very important interview of Dr.Vandana Shiva! Glad came out and its available! I am from Brazil and I want to get involved! Agirculture means a lot to us and the agrobusiness is taking over squeezing and killing the last source of our precious indigenous people!

  5. Antonio Totevon 04 Nov 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This woman was involvedand helped my decision of buying some land and starting my own bio prodution ( in Bulgaria). First stage of the project yet, but it happens slowly :-) I feel like I just woke up for reality.
    Thank you Vandana Shiva, humanity needs more people like you!!!

  6. Vivian Parkeron 05 Nov 2012 at 10:24 am

    Thank you so very, very much, to Vandana Shiva and to Sonali Kolhatkar for this interview. Vandana Shiva leads the way. I am so thankful for her existence and to the energy of Mother India that shines like a beacon of hope in the world.

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