Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:24 PM
farminator3000 (2,112 posts)
Food as Weapon(article) - Dr. Shiva in Kaua'i 5 PM Jan. 17th non-GMO seed giveaway TODAY!!
birth cert. $10, HA!
click on events for the poster, they are giving away non-GMO seeds grown on Kauai- the whole thing is free!
Vandana Shiva Visits Hawaii
Dr. Shiva’s visit is sponsored by Hawaii SEED and Ceres Trust. She will be accompanied by Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) and the Center for Food Safety, and local GMO labeling advocate Walter Ritte.
Events are FREE but one must reserve seats ahead of time and check in at venue ticket tables.
starts 5 PM, Jan. 17 (in 4 1/2 hours from now, Hawaii time, i believe)
Food as Weapon
Dr. Vandana Shiva Brings Earth Democracy to Hawai‘i
Earth Democracy translates into a mission of preserving biodiversity and creating seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and water democracy. Navdanya has helped set up 111 community seed banks throughout India, trained more than 500,000 farmers in saving seeds and practicing sustainable agriculture over the past two decades and helped set up the largest direct-marketing, fair-trade organic network in India.
“I have followed Gandhi’s footsteps of Swaraj, self rule, and Satyagraha, the force of truth and the refusal to obey unjust laws,” she explains. “We have practiced seed satyagraha, the refusal to obey patent laws on seed, since seed is not an invention, and seed monopolies are immoral and unethical.”
The biggest myth
Shiva wishes to dispel the misconception that industrial agriculture produces more food. In reality, “Industrial agriculture promotes monocultures, which are nutritionally impoverished,” she says. Monocultures (growing a single crop every year on the same land without rotation) and GE crops use 10 times more water than ecological agriculture, and are the single biggest reason for the water crisis, according to Shiva. She adds that genetic engineering has not increased the yield of a single crop.
“To turn the world into a dependency on staples has nothing to with feeding the world, it has to do with control,” Shiva said in an interview for The Future of Food video series. “Maximizing the production of commodities for international trade is directly proportionate to the decrease in nutrition availability to local communities, which is why food insecurity grows.”
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