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 Post subject: Nandana Shiva
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:24 am 
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“We must align ourselves with the earth and its laws.” – Vandana Shiva, October 26, 2014, New York

Vandana Shiva recently spoke at a teach-in in New York. Eloquent as always, she spoke about biodiversity, and the need for humans to nurture intimate relationships with real ecosystems, and real people.

She spoke about the plight of small farmers who produce 70 percent of the world’s food while stewarding the land—versus the biotech industry which produces only 30 percent of the world’s food, while destroying 70 percent of the world’s biodiversity.

She spoke about how technology, including genetic engineering of crops, has been sold to the world as a religion. How the propaganda machinery—journalism, government, corporate public relations—has pushed patented seeds on the world under the pretense of “higher yields.” And how such messages fail to take into account how empty those “yields” numbers are in terms of actual nutrition, or what price they exact in terms of real wealth and biodiversity.

She reminded us that fertilizers and pesticides are the chemicals of war, perpetrating violence against the earth.

She urged us to align with the earth, and its laws.


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 Post subject: Re: Vandana Shiva
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:54 am 
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Can you edit the subject line? Her name is Vandana, not Nandana. :)

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