Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, environmentalist, feminist, writer and science policy advocate. She is the Director of Navdanya and The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". Dr. Shiva has written several works include, Staying Alive, The Violence of the Green Revolution, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Monoculutures of the Mind and Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit. For more on Dr. Shiva’s work to protect nature and people’s rights to knowledge, biodiversity, food and water, visit http://www.navdanya.org/.