Vandana Shiva on biopiracy and the Rights of Nature (video)

By Communication for Sustainable Social Change

Physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader. In this 30-minute interview, she discusses in detail biopiracy, where seed giants survey the genome of plants developed over thousands of years by indigenous farmers, and claim intellectual property rights under patent laws. “All humans have equal rights to all the bounties of nature.”

Winner of the Right Lively Award (1993) and the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize, she is also the founder of Navdanya International, and Forbes pick for one of the seven most influential feminists in 2010.

5 responses to “Vandana Shiva on biopiracy and the Rights of Nature (video)

  1. “All humans have equal rights to all the bounties of nature.” Sorry, Vandana; but it seems that Big Agri has confiscated those rights. Their agenda is to destroy everything that is natural and they’re doing a really good job at it!

  2. It is sad that I must say that nothing surprises me anymore. It is all about money and power. Never mind what is right. I hope that no one gives up the fight to protect our right to have uncontaminated, real food. Thank you for your hard word, for not giving up.

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  4. This lady is brillent, I had little time to listen and thought I would stop after a minute but I could not stop listening, it is wonderful. Also I wondered at the beginning “will she call this Devil exactly what it is?” And she did; quoting FDR she called “what we are seeing, corporate power and state power converging which is according to Rosevelt, Fascism.” This is very important so that we can identify who they are and adress them by the name that fits them, “Fascists” or if you would prefer “Nazies.”

    Doc Blake

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