The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the regenerative food movement, and inspired an international crusade for change. How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare?
Vandana Shiva, born on 5 November 1952, is an esteemed Indian scholar and environmental activist. She is widely recognized for her advocacy of food sovereignty, ecofeminism, and opposition to globalization. Located in Delhi, Shiva has authored over 20 influential books and is affectionately referred to as the "Gandhi of grain" due to her significant role in the anti-GMO movement.
Shiva assumes a leadership position as both a board member and one of the notable figures within the International Forum on Globalization alongside Jerry Mander, Ralph Nader, and Helena Norberg-Hodge. This organization represents a prominent force within the anti-globalization movement. Demonstrating her commitment to preserving traditional practices, she eloquently discusses this topic in an interview featured in Ranchor Prime's book Vedic Ecology.
Moreover, Shiva contributes as a valued member of the scientific committee for Fundacion IDEAS—Spain's Socialist Party's esteemed think tank. Additionally, she maintains membership within the International Organization for a Participatory Society—an association dedicated to progressive societal engagement.