Uploaded on Sep 2, 2009
Vandana Shiva describes how the Green Revolution ‘high response’ seed varieties have led to severe water shortages in India and a loss of fertility.
Vandana Shiva 2: Shooting in the Dark…Genetic Engineering
Uploaded on Sep 8, 2009
First Vandana Shiva talks about the true costs of the Green Revolution in terms of loss of bio-diversity and loss of nutritional value of the newly introduced high response varieties. Then she addresses the truly disastrous introduction of genetically modified cotton and corn and the resulting suicides among Indian farmers.
Uploaded on Sep 10, 2009
Vandana Shiva debunks more of the GM crop myths and makes the case for bio-diversity, and diversity of farming methods to maintain a healthy agrarian economy and way of life. Here the role of organic seeds is examined with some wisdom of Mahatma Ghandi.