Dr. Vandana Shiva is speaking at the Total Health Show (Toronto, ON) in April 2009 on protecting our seed, food and water "Our Planet: Ecology & Conservation vs. Corporate Globalization".
“Many of us suffer from diseases that could be eliminated easily with better food based on organic and traditional farming practices.”~ Vandana Shiva, PhD
Bio: Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. Before becoming an activist, Dr. Shiva was one of India’s leading physicists. She holds a master’s degree in the philosophy of science and a PhD in particle physics (UWO). Dr. Shiva, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization. She is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology and founder of Navdanya (“nine seeds”), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds. In 1993, Dr. Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize. She is the author of many books, including Soil Not Oil, Water Wars: Pollution, Profits, and Privatization, and Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge.
Vandana Shiva has started a Seed Satyagraha - nonviolent non-cooperation around seed laws - has gotten millions of farmers to sign a pledge to break those laws.~
...And we fight on three fronts–water, food, and seed.
American farmers and cattlemen might appreciate what Gandhi fought for and what Shiva is bringing back and working for, the return of our - loss of basic freedoms.
The Seed Satyagraha is the name for the nonviolent, noncooperative movement that Dr. Shiva has organized to stand against seed monopolies.
The creative side of saving seeds, trading seeds, farming without corporate dependence–without their chemicals, without their seed
‘We will do our thing and any law that tries to say that (our freedom) is illegal… we will have to not cooperate with it. We will defend our freedoms to have access to water, access to seed, access to food, access to medicine.”
"Vandana Shiva is one of the leading anti-Monsanto people in the world." http://survivingthemiddleclasscrash.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/the-multiple-ways-monsanto-is-putting-normal-seeds-out-of-reach/
You can listen to a speech of Vandana Shiva here - recorded by FreemanZ - go to bottom of page and click on Listen!