Vandana Shiva


Vandana Shiva

Food poisoning

Food is supposed to provide us nourishment and health but because of the toxins it contains, what we consume has become a major threat to our health.

Independent science in jeopardy

Science is considered science when it is independent, when it has integrity and when it speaks the truth about its search. It was the integrity, independence and sovereignty of science that drew me and propelled me to study physics.

Rights to seed?

Genetically engineered seeds and crops (GMOs) have unleashed seed wars and knowledge wars.

Giant Walmart vs the small farmer

India is a land of small farmers. According to the United Nations, the smaller the farm, the higher the productivity.

Food on global casino

Food is our nourishment. It is the source of life. Growing food, processing, transforming and distributing it involves 70 per cent of humanity. Eating food involves all of us. Yet, it is not the culture or human rights that are shaping today’s dominant food economy. Rather speculation and profits are designing food production and distribution. Putting food on the global financial casino is a design for hunger.

The Hunger Games

Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all can also be designed, through food democracy.

Haat to Wal-Mart

On July 11, 2012, I filed a public interest litigation in the Delhi high court on behalf of Navdanya, calling on the court to investigate whether Wal-Mart was making an indirect entry into India’s retail sector through Bharti Enterprises. The court has served notices to the corporations and the government.

Rio+20: An undesirable U-turn

Rio de Janeiro is a city of U-turns. The most frequent road sign in the city is “Retorno” — return. And Rio+20 or the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development followed that pattern.

Home science

Oikos, the Greek word for home, refers to Earth, our planetary home, and to the particular places and spaces to which we live our daily lives.

Eco warriors, arise!

In June 2012, world leaders along with thousands of participants from governments, NGOs and environmental groups as well as the private sector will come together in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for Rio+20

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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