October 14, 2014, Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke at an event organized by KPFA community radio in Berkeley, California. In this first part of her speech, she explains the failings of attempts by corporations to genetically modify and patent crops, and U.S. complicity in schemes to stop farmers from saving and sharing seeds.
Vandana Shiva was born in the Himalayas to a farmer mother and conservationist father. She holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.A. in the philosophy of science at the University of Guelph, and a PhD in nuclear physics at the Univ. of Western Ontario. She then studied science policy and management in India. She is the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds.
Recorded by KPFA-FM, edited by Kellia Ramares-Watson, series editor Frieda Werden.