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Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act."

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.




Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it's the next step of peace that we need to create."

The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it's the next step of peace that we need to create.




Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Genetic engineering has never been about saving the world, it's about controlling the world."

Genetic engineering has never been about saving the world, it's about controlling the world.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Uniformity is not nature's way; diversity is nature's way."

Uniformity is not nature's way; diversity is nature's way.




Vandana Shiva Quotes: "In nature's economy the currency is not money, it is life."

In nature's economy the currency is not money, it is life.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates."

Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need."

We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need.




Vandana Shiva Quotes: "You cannot insert a gene you took from a bacteria into a seed and call it LIFE. You have not created life, instead you have only polluted it."

You cannot insert a gene you took from a bacteria into a seed and call it LIFE. You have not created life, instead you have only polluted it.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being."

Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "We've moved from wisdom to knowledge, and now we're moving from knowledge to information, and that information is so partial – that we're creating incomplete human beings."

We've moved from wisdom to knowledge, and now we're moving from knowledge to information, and that information is so partial – that we're creating incomplete human beings.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you."

You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy."

I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.




Vandana Shiva Quotes: "It's not an investment if its destroying the planet."

It's not an investment if its destroying the planet.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The fact that I still find so much beauty in a handicraft is because my mother taught us to see not just the craft as a product but the craft as an embodiment of human creativity and human labor."

The fact that I still find so much beauty in a handicraft is because my mother taught us to see not just the craft as a product but the craft as an embodiment of human creativity and human labor.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Soil, not oil, holds the future for humanity."

Soil, not oil, holds the future for humanity.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The end of consumerism and accumulation is the beginning of the joy of living."

The end of consumerism and accumulation is the beginning of the joy of living.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "If you are doing the right thing for the earth, she's giving you great company."

If you are doing the right thing for the earth, she's giving you great company.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "As usual, in every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries."

As usual, in every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative."

Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "That amazing power of being able to stand with total courage in the face of total power and not be afraid. That is stri shakti."

That amazing power of being able to stand with total courage in the face of total power and not be afraid. That is stri shakti.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence."

Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics."

Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Earth Democracy connects people in circles of care, cooperation, and compassion instead of dividing them through competition and conflict, fear and hatred."

Earth Democracy connects people in circles of care, cooperation, and compassion instead of dividing them through competition and conflict, fear and hatred.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Patriarchy is based on appropriating rights and leaving responsibility to others."

Patriarchy is based on appropriating rights and leaving responsibility to others.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "We must occupy the food system to create food democracy."

We must occupy the food system to create food democracy.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "It is time to learn from the mistakes of monocultures of the mind and the essentialising violence of reductionist thought. It is time to turn to diversity for healing."

It is time to learn from the mistakes of monocultures of the mind and the essentialising violence of reductionist thought. It is time to turn to diversity for healing.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Whatever happens to seed affects the web of life."

Whatever happens to seed affects the web of life.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis."

The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The only way to build hope is throuhgh the Earth."

The only way to build hope is throuhgh the Earth.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The art of teaching is clarity and the art of learning is to listen."

The art of teaching is clarity and the art of learning is to listen.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "It is not an investment if it destroys the planet"

It is not an investment if it destroys the planet



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Biopiracy (is) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use."

Biopiracy (is) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Nature has given us this for free, it was meant to sustain us, we will not allow it to become a monopoly to finance the Imperial Army."

Nature has given us this for free, it was meant to sustain us, we will not allow it to become a monopoly to finance the Imperial Army.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "My mother taught that if anyone needs you, you should be available to them."

My mother taught that if anyone needs you, you should be available to them.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "I think we will become disenchanted with the glamour of globalization."

I think we will become disenchanted with the glamour of globalization.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "In the seed and the soil, we find the answers to every one of the crises we face. The crises of violence and war. The crises of hunger and disease. The crisis of the destruction of democracy."

In the seed and the soil, we find the answers to every one of the crises we face. The crises of violence and war. The crises of hunger and disease. The crisis of the destruction of democracy.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "When you don't take into account the way ecological systems work, then you do damage."

When you don't take into account the way ecological systems work, then you do damage.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She's the mother who gives, to whom you must give back."

In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She's the mother who gives, to whom you must give back.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Globalisation has in effect made the citizen disappear, and it has reduced the state into being a mere instrument of global capital."

Globalisation has in effect made the citizen disappear, and it has reduced the state into being a mere instrument of global capital.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "I didn't leave physics because of boredom. I left it because other issues compelled me in a bigger way. And I always say to myself, "When I'm 60, I'd like to go back to what I interrupted.""

I didn't leave physics because of boredom. I left it because other issues compelled me in a bigger way. And I always say to myself, "When I'm 60, I'd like to go back to what I interrupted."



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Biotech and geo engineering have the same mindset, of engineering, of power, of control, of mastery of nature."

Biotech and geo engineering have the same mindset, of engineering, of power, of control, of mastery of nature.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "It is from the Himalayan forests and ecosystems that I learned most of what I know about ecology."

It is from the Himalayan forests and ecosystems that I learned most of what I know about ecology.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The agrarian crisis [in India] is an unnecessary tragedy, resulting directly from an economics of greed and a politics driven by the economies of greed."

The agrarian crisis [in India] is an unnecessary tragedy, resulting directly from an economics of greed and a politics driven by the economies of greed.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "It is only with local [agriculture] that we can manage the complexity and care that sustainability requires."

It is only with local [agriculture] that we can manage the complexity and care that sustainability requires.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "I like to live my life so that my loved ones give me the things I need as gifts and I give them the things they need. Frankly a society built around consumerism is hell"

I like to live my life so that my loved ones give me the things I need as gifts and I give them the things they need. Frankly a society built around consumerism is hell



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "We're still eating the leftovers of World War II."

We're still eating the leftovers of World War II.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "We have managed to make the celebration of diversity our mode of resistance."

We have managed to make the celebration of diversity our mode of resistance.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "Food is the place where you begin."

Food is the place where you begin.



Vandana Shiva Quotes: "The system of seeds based on monoculture is wrong and inappropriate. The biodiverse system has produced more food, and biodiversity means that seeds must be in the hands of farmers."

The system of seeds based on monoculture is wrong and inappropriate. The biodiverse system has produced more food, and biodiversity means that seeds must be in the hands of farmers.