I had the rare opportunity to hear Vandana Shiva spoke last Friday (November 5th 2010) here in Melbourne. To those who have never heard of Vandana Shiva, she is a renowned environmental activist and a prolific writer on the subject, having authored many books on the issues of food security and food sovereignty.
Dr. Shiva was in Australia as the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize.
She was generous with her time and, in spite of a very hectic schedule, she made a brief appearance in Melbourne. Granted, she was preaching to the converted and she didn’t say anything new with regards to what is continually happening in the world today vis-à-vis food production, agribusiness and the economic dominance of developed nations over third world countries.
Nevertheless, it was inspiring to hear her talk about these issues and her unwavering effort to try and redress the inequality, especially in India, where she now resides. To find out more about her work, click here: Navdanya
- Time to end war against the earth (foodfreedom.wordpress.com)
- Vandana Shiva: Resisting Food and Seed Hegemonies (via Food Freedom) (wilderside.wordpress.com)
- Vandana Shiva on coping with life as an activist. Also, my hair when it was sunny outside. (via resistance is fertile) (wilderside.wordpress.com)
- Maria Rodale: A Visit to My Kitchen: Vandana Shiva (huffingtonpost.com)