Dr. Vandana Shiva
Food Inc  Farming

Web:  www.navdanya.org

[2009 Feb] Monsanto's Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers


[pdf 2008 Dec] Toxic Genes and Toxic Papers : IFPRI covering up the link between Bt. Cotton and Farmers Suicides

[2008] GLOBALIZATION AND POVERTY: Interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva By Gary Null

[2004] Corporate Globalisation By Vandana Shiva More than 25,000 peasants in India have taken their lives since 1997 when the practice of seed saving was transformed under globalisation pressures and multinational seed corporations started to take control of the seed supply. Seed saving gives farmers life. Seed monopolies rob farmers of life.

[2007] Economic globalisation has become a war against nature and poor by Vandana Shiva

[2001] Unholy mess Britain should take lessons from India on how to deal with the problem of foot and mouth disease

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See: Monsanto  Farmer suicides

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva

The Mayan peasants in the Chiapas are characterized as unproductive because they produce only two tons of corn per acre. However, the overall food output is twenty tons per acre when the diversity of their beans and squashes, their vegetables and fruit trees is taken into account. [2007] Economic globalisation has become a war against nature and poor by Vandana Shiva

What I have found in my 25 years of working with biodiversity, working to build ecological agriculture systems, is that chemical-free, poison-free agriculture systems, which intensify ecological processes, which intensify biodiversity, produce more food per acre and more nutrition per acre: that's the way we must go. [2016 Nov] Circle of Poison

"There are three aspects to the reaction of the FMD epidemic that make me terribly uneasy. First, while it is clear that globalisation of trade and increased movement of animals has spread the disease, the UK government continues to support increased liberalisation of agricultural trade in the World Trade Organisation. The half million livestock being killed are a ritual sacrifice to the gods of global markets. Shutting the countryside down while keeping borders open to trade will not prevent spread of disease - either coming in through imports or going out through exports.  Second, the export obsession that is an intrinsic part of globalisation also leads to a blindness to the welfare of animals and farmers. Thousands of livestock can be annihilated, hundreds of farmers ruined to maintain the "vaccine free" status of exports. Neither the farmers nor farm animals count in the calculus of free trade. That is why farmers are committing suicide in thousands in India, and animals are being killed in thousands in the UK. Third, the same agencies that refuse to act in the public interest on issues of food safety related to GMOs are willing to cull farm animals infected by a non-fatal disease. These are double standards. On the basis of the precautionary principle, the UK government should ban GMOs instead of killing harmless animals if it is concerned about safety of food and agriculture."---Dr Vandana Shiva

"The very idea of disease-free animals and disease-free people fuels the appetite for genetic engineering. It decreases our levels of tolerance and resilience. It breeds fear, anxiety and paranoia - the kind of fear that is moving the military might of Britain to declare a war against its hoofed inhabitants. This paranoia suits the genetic engineering industry perfectly. By exterminating farm animals, the option of small organic farms is eroded. By creating a fear of disease, a new market is created for Dolly, and Polly and Tracy and all their clones.  We should stop this war against farm animals. Without them we will never be able to build a sustainable farming future."---Dr Vandana Shiva