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Vandana Shiva

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Protecting Seeds and Their Stories: The Sacred in Everyday Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

These stories of the soul are part of our human history, our spiritual and mythic heritage that has nourished us with the sacred meaning of life -- as real as grains ground into flour.

These Inspiring Faith Leaders Have A Message For The UN's Climate Summit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

Union Theological Seminary hosted the Religions for the Earth conference over the weekend -- and there was no shortage of inspiring faith leaders. ...

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Setting the record straight, Dr. Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D., former Senior Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, has recently published a well-researched article documenting the devastating facts on GMOs, "Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops."

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The unspoken poverty in our culture is a poverty of spirit, a real hunger for what the West has forgotten: that not just individual life but all of creation is sacred.

Hinduism and the Eco-Activist Vacuum

Parth Parihar | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Parth Parihar

If eco-activists are using the explicitly Hindu practices of yoga and kīrtan as means of expressing the eco-activist program, why is Hinduism on the ground seemingly so devoid of activism?

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Possibility Pods on Winter Solstice 2014

Grove Harris | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

Winter solstice is a time to honor the dark, and also celebrate the returning light.

Seed Saving And The Fight For Biodiversity

2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at3.31.15PM.png | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

By Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine Trained in physics and philosophy, Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and p...

Meatless Monday: John Robbins' New Revolution for a New America

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Whether you're concerned about health, GMOs, animal rights or the future of life on earth, it's time to come together "to create change at larger, systemic levels." Changing to a happier, healthier world is possible, he believes.

Go Green, Not Pink, For A Sustainable Future In India

Parth Parihar | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Parth Parihar

India has long harbored a tradition of ethical vegetarianism, anchored on the dharmic traditions' commitment to nonviolence. Yet, just last year, India attained the dubious distinction of being the largest beef exporter in the world.

4 Ways Immigrant Cultural Wisdom Is Inspiring America

Rohit Kumar | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Rohit Kumar

The most diverse gathering of races and ethnicities from across the world is living in one place here in the United States. We often focus on the econ...

To The Ashes, To The Soil, I Gladly Return

Chris Fici | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

I appreciated the dirtiness of our Ash Wednesday retreat, and by dirtiness I mean the reminder that the soil, the ground, and the earth that is the very foundation of our bodily existence is something that we must not lose touch with.

WATCH: Farmer Suicide, GMOs And Seed Saving

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Daniel Klein

On our recent trip to India, we got a wake up call from environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva on the reality of these issues and how they can impact farmers to the point of suicide (270,000 farmers have killed themselves in the last 15 years).

Brilliant Documentary Bitter Seeds Illuminates Plight of the Indian Farmer

Leslie Hassler | Posted 11.29.2012 | New York
Leslie Hassler

Bitter Seeds shows us how little we know about genetically modified seeds. But farmers have an advocate in quantum physicist and activist Vandana Shiva, India's leading opponent of genetic modification and the patenting of seeds.

Stealing and Selling Nature: Why We Need to Reclaim 'the Commons' in the Curriculum

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

In the same way that world history curriculum passes over the social and ecological consequences of land enclosure, the current U.S. history curriculum contributes to a larger ecological illiteracy by glossing over the historical role of nature.

WATCH: 'Where Am I Complicit in the War Against the Earth?'

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Bill Moyers

2012-07-11-moyers.JPG Scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva is a virtual rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.

Deepak Chopra and Vandana Shiva Talk Seeds and GMOs

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

By surveying the versatile ecology of cow dung, even urban dwellers, like me, can see the earthy pragmatism embedded in the Indian worship of cows (and indeed all life) as sacred.

The Spark Behind the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act of 2012

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

Not sure exactly what genetically modified or engineered foods are? Well, fasten your seat belt folks, 'cause it's a bumpy ride.

The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

If you eat any processed or packaged food, or anything from a typical restaurant or café, you can guarantee that Monsanto or Cargill played a role in those foods somewhere along the line.

'The Nation' Releases 2011 Food Issue With Michael Pollan, Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Politics and culture magazine The Nation releases its October 3 Food Issue with an A-list group of food politics celebrities. Diet for a Small Planet ...

Localization: The Film!

Catherine Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Catherine Ingram

The Economics of Happiness, as one would surmise from its title, is not a picture of gloom. The film convincingly depicts the multiple benefits of localization.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Vandana Shiva

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Vandana Shiva is in my kitchen today, sharing her thoughts on organic food, the differences in food between cultures, and her hands-on approach to get...

Slow Food Nation: Slow Foodies Mingle, Learn And Eat

Grist.org | Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's going to take me more than just a few days to fully understand the effects and implications of the first Slow Food Nation, held in San Francisco ...