Born in 1952, Vandhana Shiva is an Indian scholar and environmental activist famous for her anti-OGM movement and for being a seeds freedom defender against any form of life patenting.
Inspired by M. Gandhi, whom she refers to as “constant fresh air”, she advocated for decades for Indian food sovereignty, biodiversity promotion, and small farmers’ rights.
Anti-globalization figure and fervent farm seeds defender Vandhana Shiva led international forums, wrote 20+ books, appeared in several documentaries, and received awards, among which was an “Alternative Nobel Prize”.
Vandhana Shiva also led several justice actions against corporations to defend Indian small farmers’ interests. She even won a 10-years battle in the European Patent Office against indigenous plant “biopiracy” (patenting of life).
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