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Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, a scientist and activist from India, argues that corporate globalization impacts cultural freedom and cultural diversity by eroding the material base of cultural diversity. “In India, our neem, our rice, our seeds have been saved. Today the biological diversity and diverse knowledge systems associated with it are being hijacked and reduced to patented property of global corporations.”

Shiva’s books include Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, and Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology.