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Sages And Scientists - War Against the Earth with Vandana Shiva Part1

In this installment of SAGES AND SCIENTISTS, Vandana Shiva discusses agriculture, biodiversity, sustainability, and the importance of making peace with the Earth. Shiva, a philosopher, activist, author, and eco feminist, is trained as a physicist, and is particularly interested in quantum mechanics and biotechnology.

In Part 1 of her presentation, Shiva discusses her entry into the sciences, which eventually put her on a path of environmental activism. She emphasizes that we must not fall prey to a monocultural, mechanistic framework of thinking, which leads to the degradation of the planet. 

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Katie Mynette - October 25, 2014
Clover - October 11, 2014
I Can`t wait to share lend my voice and share my lens on this issue. This woman mirrors me. Bless her soul.
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Derek Elj - April 20, 2013
Dear Sister VS speaks truth to open hearts while the Earth`s rapists and pillagers continue assert their delusional thinking upon closed hearts and uncritical minds.
Ron Greenstein - April 17, 2013
Mn Cobo - April 17, 2013
I love this woman!!! Thank you for being the voice of the planet, our
NaturesMelody - April 16, 2013
Thank you ♥
Mária Tóth - April 16, 2013