Vandana Shiva

World Localization Day: Local Futures, Economics of Happiness

In 2020, people from 172 countries tuned into World Localization Day – an event that included contributions from Noam Chomsky, Russell Brand, Vandana Shiva and over 100 other voices. This is testimony to the fact that, wherever you look, positive…

The Gates Empire: how philanthro-capitalism is harming sustainable development

The empire of Gates, how philanthro-capitalistism is endangering sustainable development / fotospublicas.com / Manuel Lopez Navdanya International The latest report by Navdanya International, “Gates to a global empire”, aims to investigate the role and action of one of the private…

Vandana Shiva: “Nonviolence builds a Resilient Spirit”

Activist Vandana Shiva launched a strong and hopeful message during the “Poison at the Doors” conference in Rome on July 10. According to the Indian scientist, 70% of the food consumed worldwide is still grown by small and medium scale…

Sowing the seeds of Earth democracy in Trump Times : The Planetary Crisis, Responsibilities and Rights

Reflections on World Environment Day of President Trump abandoning his responsibility to the Earth and the community of nations). By Dr Vandana Shiva, 4 June 2017, republished from the Seed Freedom website. 5th of June is World Environment Day –…

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Human Wrongs Watch By Dr Vandana Shiva* 11 July 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning…

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and…

GMO Emperor Has No Clothes

World Food Day Message from Vandana Shiva Today, 16th October is World Food Day, a day when people all over the world are reminded of the shameful fact that more than one billion people go hungry and another billion are…

Global shock and outrage at World Food Prize for GMO executives

81 recipients of the Right Livelihood Award and Members of the World Future Council condemn the selection of GMO scientists and company executives as winners of the World Food Prize. On June 19th, the winners of the 2013 World Food…