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Vandana Shiva

Data de nascimento: 5. Novembro 1952

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Vandana Shiva : nascida em 5 de novembro de 1952 é uma estudiosa indiana, física, ecofeminista e ativista ambiental e anti-globalização.

Ela é uma das líderes e membra da diretoria do Fórum Internacional sobre Globalização. É uma figura do movimento de solidariedade global conhecido como o movimento alter-globalização. Tem defendido a sabedoria de muitas práticas tradicionais, como é evidente a partir de sua entrevista no livro Vedic Ecology que se baseia na herança védica da Índia. É membra do comitê científico da Fundação IDEAS, grupo de reflexão do Partido Socialista espanhol. Também é membra da Organização Internacional para uma Sociedade Participativa. Recebeu o Livelihood Award em 1993, e vários outros prêmios.

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„I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you.“

—  Vandana Shiva
Context: I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred. To me, those are the real freedoms on the basis of which good human societies are based. As quoted in " In the Footsteps of Gandhi: An Interview with Vandana Shiva http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/shiva.html" by Scott London

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„Biopiracy (is) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use.“

—  Vandana Shiva
On biopiracy, from the booklet " No Patents on Seeds: A Handbook For Activists https://books.google.co.in/books/about/No_Patents_on_Seeds_a_Handbook_for_Activ.html?id=F0mftgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y" (2005)

„Earth Democracy connects people in circles of care, cooperation, and compassion instead of dividing them through competition and conflict, fear and hatred.“

—  Vandana Shiva
From the book " Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace https://books.google.co.in/books?id=iQzwwzBYGDkC&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=Earth+Democracy+connects+people+in+circles+of+care,+cooperation,+and+compassion+instead+of+dividing+them+through+competition+and+conflict,+fear+and+hatred.&source=bl&ots=ripjK7ckDs&sig=W1_86jEtUK7OfIyvDWhLeSxbIgk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMIzOTt6eTDyAIVSCOOCh0SCg2u#v=onepage&q&f=false" (2005), p. 11

„The gradual spread of sterility in seeding plants would result in a global catastrophe that could eventually wipe out higher life forms, including humans, from the planet.“

—  Vandana Shiva
On the terminator gene, from the book " Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply https://books.google.co.in/books?id=yVn_OlBeDqoC&lpg=PA83&ots=mMupgiFh0t&dq=the%20terminator%20may%20spread%20to%20surrounding%20food%20crops%20or%20the%20natural%20environment%20is%20a%20serious%20one.%20The%20gradual%20spread%20of%20sterility%20in%20seeding%20plants%20would%20result%20in%20a%20global%20catastrophe%20that%20could%20eventually%20wipe%20out%20higher%20life%20forms%2C%20including%20humans%2C%20from%20the%20planet%E2%80%9D.&pg=PA83#v=onepage&q&f=false" (2001), p.83

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„If you look at the graph of the growth of G. M. O. s, the growth of application of glyphosate and autism, it’s literally a one-to-one correspondence. And you could make that graph for kidney failure, you could make that graph for diabetes, you could make that graph even for Alzheimer’s.“

—  Vandana Shiva
On the correlation of autism, kidney failure, diabetes and Alzheimer's with GMOs and glyphosate, as quoted in " Seeds of Doubt http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt" by Michael Specter, The New Yorker (25 August 2014)

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