Dr. Vandana Shiva, scientist, philosopher, author, environmentalist, activist and feminist who supports the movement for peace, sustainability and social justice spoke with Food Integrity Now this week. Dr. Shiva, who is trained as a physicist and also studied quantum theory, was inspired by Gandhi and lives by his message “be the change you want to see.” She discussed the March Against Monsanto, which was held on May 25, 2013, and the importance of raising awareness and consciousness as to the greed and manipulation by corporations who are trying to monopolize and destroy our food supply. She spoke with us about how Monsanto has monopolized our seeds by their patent law (which in essence is the patenting of life), the control of agribusiness on agriculture and how that has effected the farmers (to the point that nearly 250,000 have committed suicide) and how the commodities markets speculate on our food–putting food out of the reach of many people by driving up the price. She is passionate about saving seeds and growing gardens as a way to achieve freedom from the grips of corporate dictatorship.
Dr. Shiva is the founder of Navdanya, which is an organization devoted to the saving of seeds. She discusses the needs for patent reform and the importance of repelling cases like the Bowman vs. Monsanto case to bring awareness to the public about Monsanto’s attempt to patent life. She is inspired by the individual power of the people and leaves us with some ways to effect change and stop the dictatorship of Monsanto. To listen to this passionate, compelling and informative interview, click on the link below:
In honor of our special guest, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and the many people across the world who did their part to March Against Monsanto, we present this touching and informative video called Monsantrocity which is the creation of Ra’Am Ayan–Swami G. Click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly_jO6Kxd2E
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