Vandana Shiva – Author and founder, Navdanya (India)

, 29/07/14

Note: Vandana Shiva will be joining a mini-rally Sunday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. ahead of the People's Climate March at 71st St and Central Park West. This gathering is sponsored by our Convergence partners at the Organic Consumers Association. 

Prof. Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist. In 1982 she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun which is dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times. In 1991 she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds. Dr. Shiva has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Her books, ‘The Violence of Green Revolution’ and ‘Monocultures of the Mind’, have become basic challenges to the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, reductionist agricultural practices. More.