Vandana Shiva - Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today

Summary:

TEDxMasala – Vandana Shiva is an Indian philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books.

Author: Vandana Shiva

Publisher: TED

Year: 2012

Pages: 11:40

Country of Origin: India

Keywords: Food production, consumption, ecological growth, India, Vandana Shiva

Target Audience: 12-15 Years 16+ years

Available Formats: From the Developing World Video Clip

Tags: Climate Change Consumption Ecological Footprinting Farming Food Food Production Health India


Description

Dr Shiva Vandana is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Dr Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals and participated in the non-violent Chipko movement during the 1970s.

The movement, some of whose main participants were women, adopted the approach of forming human circles around trees to prevent their felling. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

Dr Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Dr Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns.

She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria including campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya. Her book, “Staying Alive” helped redefine perceptions of third world women.

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