The late environmentalist David Brower once said, “I would elect Vandana Shiva as world president.” The late environmentalist was a physicist and philosopher of science who has expanded her work into the areas of women’s rights, global ecology, and women’s issues. Her book, Vandana’s Rights: The Future of Our Food and Our Planet, is a powerful call to action.
Vandana Shiva is an environmentalist, philosopher of science, and writer. She is the founder of the Research Foundation for Science and serves as the director of a foundation that advocates for environmental protection. She is also a board member of the International Forum on Globalization and a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society. She is also an advisor to several organizations.
Dr. Shiva’s book “The Violence of the Green Revolution” examines the effects of agricultural biotechnology on the environment. While the Green Revolution was supposed to feed the world, it had unintended consequences on human health and social justice. The unsustainable practices in these systems destroy soil and forest life, and they exploit migrant labor and destroy human health. The Chipko movement is a great example of a movement to fight against these practices. She will explain the connections between environmental justice and human health and discuss how these two are linked.
Despite her illustrious academic background, Vandana Shiva has gained worldwide influence. Bill Moyers called her a “rock star” in the fight against GMOs. Her efforts have led to an increasingly unified global movement to protect the cultural and agricultural diversity. Sadly, globalization and genetically modified organisms threaten the sustainability of our food supply.
This bestselling environmental philosopher argues that modern industrial civilisation has displaced women from nature and developed development without feminine principles. As a result, globalisation has turned every home into a war zone. In addition, a war on nature is not only devastating for the planet, it is also detrimental to women and children. She argues that the destruction of natural resources is a form of violence against women.
In addition to being a writer and philosopher, Shiva also has a strong political presence. She is the director of the Research Foundation for Science and serves on the boards of various organizations. During her travels, she has been a vocal proponent of global solidarity. She has also spoken before the United Nations. The book is a must read. It is a great introduction to the world of sustainability.