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Seed Sovereignty, Food Security

In this unique anthology, women from around the world write about the movement to change the current, industrial paradigm of how we grow our food. As seed keepers and food producers, as scientists, activists, and scholars, they are dedicated to renewing a food system that is better aligned with ecological processes as well as human health and global social justice. "Seed Sovereignty, Food Security" is an argument for just that--a reclaiming of traditional methods of agricultural practice in order to secure a healthy, nourishing future for all of us. Whether tackling the thorny question of GMO safety or criticizing the impact of big agribusiness on traditional communities, these women are in the vanguard of defending the right of people everywhere to practice local, biodiverse, and organic farming as an alternative to industrial agriculture. Contents Seed Sovereignty, Food Security VANDANA SHIVA Fields of Hope and Power FRANCES MOORE LAPPE & ANNA LAPPE The Ethics of Agricultural Biotechnology BETH BURROWS Food Politics, the Food Movement and Public Health MARION NESTLE Autism and Glyphosate: Connecting the Dots STEPHANIE SENEFF The New Genetics and Dangers of GMOs MAE-WAN HO Seed Emergency: Germany SUSANNE GURA GM Soy as Feed for Animals Affects Posterity IRINA ERMAKOVA & ALEXANDER BARANOFF Seeds in France TIPHAINE BURBAN Kokopelli vs. Graines Baumaux BLANCHE MAGARINOS-REY If People Are Asked, They Say NO to GMOs FLORIANNE KOECHLIN The Italian Context MARIA GRAZIA MAMMUCINI The Untold American Revolution: Seed in the US DEBBIE BARKER Reviving Native Sioux Agriculture Systems SUZANNE FOOTE In Praise of the Leadership of Indigenous Women WINONA LADUKE Moms Across America: Shaking up the System ZEN HONEYCUTT Seed Freedom and Seed Sovereignty: Bangladesh Today FARIDA AKHTER Monsanto and Biosafety in Nepal KUSUM HACHHETHU Sowing Seeds of Freedom VANDANA SHIVA The Loss of Crop Genetic Diversity in the Changing World TEWOLDE BERHAN GEBRE EGZIABHER & SUE EDWARDS Seed Sovereignty and Ecological Integrity in Africa MARIAM MAYET Conserving the Diversity of Peasant Seeds ANA DE ITA Celebrating the Chile Nativo ISAURA ANDALUZ Seed Saving and Women in Peru PATRICIA FLORES The Seeds of Liberation in Latin America SANDRA BAQUEDANO & SARA LARRAIN The Other Mothers and the Fight against GMOs in Argentina ANA BROCCOLI Seeding Knowledge: Australia SUSAN HAWTHORNE"
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Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She is the author and editor of many influential books, including Making Peace with the Earth, Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, Staying Alive, Stolen Harvest, Water Wars, and Globalization's New Wars. Dr. Shiva is the recipient of more than twenty international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); The Sydney Peace Prize (2010); and the Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011). In addition, she is a board member of the World Future Council and one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (whose other members include Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin). She travels frequently to speak at conferences around the world.

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