Vandana Shiva, on global sustainability

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Dr. VANDANA SHIVA is one of the world’s leading environmental thinkers, authors and activists. Her work connects the dots between global poverty, sustainability, agriculture and human rights, particularly the full participation of women in society. Among her core concerns is how the developed world exploits the developing world in international trade, especially how genetically modified crops undermine rural and sustainable agricultural traditions that date back millennia. She has raised alarms about the threats to the world’s freshwater supplies from pollution, habitat destruction and privatization. And she is one of the intellectual architects behind the concept of “eco-feminism.”

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