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Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom Paperback – 31 August 2020
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"A rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds."--Bill Moyers
"All of us who care about the future of Planet Earth must be grateful to Vandana Shiva. Her voice is powerful, and she is not afraid to tackle those corporate giants that are polluting, degrading and ultimately destroying the natural world."--Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace
"Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world."--Ms. magazine
"One of the world's most prominent radical scientists."--The Guardian
"Shiva is a burst of creative energy, an intellectual power."--The Progressive
About the Author
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalisation, and of the Slow Food Movement. Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and a tireless crusader for farmers', peasants', and women's rights, she is the author and editor of a score of influential books, among them Making Peace with the Earth; Soil Not Oil; Globalization's New Wars; Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard; and Who Really Feeds the World?
Shiva is the recipient of over twenty international awards, including the Right Livelihood Award (1993); the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (1998); the Horizon 3000 Award (Austria, 2001); the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); the Save the World Award (2009); the Sydney Peace Prize (2010); the Calgary Peace Prize (2011); and the Thomas Merton Award (2011). She was the Fukuoka Grand Prize Laureate in 2012.
Kartikey Shiva is a shatterer of illusions, grower of freedom, and agent of light.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1645020398
- ISBN-13 : 978-1645020394
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Her most recent book is a compelling narrative showing the dangers of the increasing ownership of all global financial assets by a small group of super-wealthy individuals and investment firms. She shows with meticulous research, for example, that huge foundations such as Bill and Melinda Gates' foundation appear to be a cover for very clever financial and technological strategies to further increase the control over our food supply, our information system and our democracies. T
She has a life-long background in India as an effective opponent of GMO rice and GMO weed varieties, and shows how the Monsanto, now the Monsanto-Bayer, Cartel, has led to hundreds of thousands of farmer suicides related to the monopoly imposed costs of patented seeds.
The book raises important concerns about the present and future costs and implications of patents taken out by huge financial entities on the very genetic make up of our food plants.
She raises serious point of concerns about whether our global democracies can survive when both global and individual countries are overwhelmed by the systematic financial assets of less than a dozen mega-trilionaires who can operate under corporate legal shrouds that shield them from the responsibility and consequences of their ventures.
Whether the reader agrees with all her research, or not, this is a very thoughtful and well-documented book that should be the focus of many book groups. Interestingly, she writes as a scientist, but her view point and warnings are strongly nurtured by her knowledge as a woman that we should not mess with our food sources. Her thesis is that the inter-relatedness of our health, food and social structures is much more complex than we have anticipated so far. The warnings presented in this book are valid red flags explaining why we cannot risk allowing the Global AgriBusiness Model and the One-Science-Model suggested by Mr. Gates and his foundation to close our options for a healthy global community.
She suggests that our very survival, and our democracies, depend on the diversity of our seed banks and our democracies. It's a very passionate, female scientific discourse that merits a global readership; it is a very accessible read.
Western culture and its unsustainable process es have created a critical imbalance.