One of the stops on the Gandhi Legacy Tour is Dehradun (January 11, 2014) where we will enjoy a full day visit to the Navdanya Farm (Dr. Vandana Shiva Center). In this amazing video Bill Moyers talks with scientist and philosopher Dr. Vandana Shiva, whose become a rock star in the global movement against genetically modified seeds.
These GMO seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies like Monsanto that own the patents — are globally marketed in order to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers.
Dr. Shiva, who founded the Nine Seeds movement in India to promote native seeds, links genetic tinkering to problems in our ecology, economy, and humanity, and sees this as the latest battleground in a war against humanity and Planet Earth.