“We must align ourselves with the earth and its laws.” – Vandana Shiva, October 26, 2014, New York
This past weekend, Vandana Shiva spoke at a teach-in in New York. Eloquent as always, she spoke about biodiversity, and the need for humans to nurture intimate relationships with real ecosystems, and real people.
She spoke about the plight of small farmers who produce 70 percent of the world’s food while stewarding the land—versus the biotech industry which produces only 30 percent of the world’s food, while destroying 70 percent of the world’s biodiversity.
She spoke about how technology, including genetic engineering of crops, has been sold to the world as a religion. How the propaganda machinery—journalism, government (MATRIX), corporate public relations—has pushed patented seeds on the world under the pretense of “higher yields.” And how such messages fail to take into account how empty those “yields” numbers are in terms of actual nutrition, or what price they exact in terms of real wealth and biodiversity.
She reminded us that fertilizers and pesticides are the chemicals of war, perpetrating violence against the earth.
She urged us to align with the earth, and its laws.
On Tuesday, November 4, citizens in Oregon and Colorado will have the opportunity to vote against the propaganda machine, against the chemicals of war.
On Tuesday, November 4, citizens in Oregon and Colorado will have the opportunity to vote for health, for biodiversity, for real wealth—not the false wealth of corporate profits.
Your generosity has made these campaigns in Oregon and Colorado possible. Your passion and commitment have kept this movement alive. Win or lose, we will still have a long way to go before we stop the violence against the earth.
But with your help, we will get there.
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