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Living Hero interview with Vandana Shiva


Around the world civilian rights to food and water are being eroded by the patenting of life forms and by privatization of water systems. Some farmers have been hit with law suits for patent infringement, while they were planting heritage seeds. The outspoken, multi-talented Vandana Shiva, joins us to talk about these and other issues of capitalist globalization. She is a celebrated ecofeminist, grassroots activist, research physicist, author, and international advocate for alternatives to global corporate hegemony.

“. . . there is a higher moral order that requires that we save seeds, because we are caretakers of the biodiversity of this planet.” says Shiva.

We talked about:

  • The roots of Shiva’s global activism
  • The violence of “The Green Revolution”
  • Suicide seeds, farmers, bombers
  • False pretenses of industrial farming
  • What’s at stake in water privatization?
  • World Bank legacy in India
  • Capitalist patriarchy
  • The false liberation of convenience foods
  • Civil disobedience and seed satyagraha
  • Seed saving
  • Lies money can buy
  • Democracy as an imperative of survival
  • Seeing and acting on interconnections
  • The good work of the International Forum on Globalization
  • Power and the lessons of history
  • A singular solution to a triple crisis
  • Caring, sharing, and The Commons

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