Vandana Shiva

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Vandana Shiva

Fine print of the food wars

Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.

Band-aids won’t work, find the cure

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said in his Budget speech, “We shall leave no stone unturned in creating a vibrant India.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his policies would be for 125 crore Indians, but most of India has been forgotten in the Union Budget.

Swaraj Pvt. Ltd.

Swaraj, freedom, was one of the most frequently used terms in the campaign for 2014 general elections. During his speech on the ghats of the Ganga, expressing gratitude to the people of Varanasi for his massive victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed himself to governance based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles.

Generously motivated

Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of a nation and its citizens from external threats.

We are the soil

We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same roots.

Seeds of freedom

For thousands of years farmers, especially women, have evolved and bred seed freely with the help of nature to increase the diversity of what nature gave us and adopt it to the needs of different cultures. Biodiversity and cultural diversity have mutually shaped one another.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.

The Supreme Court has once again opened up the interminable debate on euthanasia by asking for opinion from states and Union territories in a Public Interest Litigation pending before it.