Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholarenvironmental activistfood sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author.[2] Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books.[3] She is often referred to as “Gandhi of grain” for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement.[4]

Vandana Shiva has written and spoken extensively about advances in the fields of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rightsbiodiversitybiotechnologybioethics, and genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has fought through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organisations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria with opposition to advances in agricultural development via genetic engineering.

She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, an award established by Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and regarded as an “Alternative Nobel Prize”.[8][9]

“Vandana Shiva.” Wikipedia, Accessed 8 May 2022.

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These interview highlights are from our upcoming feature documentary, “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva,” the story of the remarkable life and work of eco-activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Here’s the log line: How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest guard become Monsanto’s worst nightmare?

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva (Film):

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva Sizzle Reel

Here’s the promotional reel for our documentary film about the inspiring life story of Dr. Vandana Shiva to be released in 2021. You can see more about The Seeds of Vandana Shiva project and join our mailing list for updates at

On Why the Food We Eat Matters:

Vandana Shiva on why the food we eat matters

Why do you love the world? “Because of Covid, I was [locked down] in my childhood home in Dehradun where I was born. Coming home made me once again fall in love with the Earth, the Himalayas, my beautiful Doon Valley.”


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