Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate Takeover

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Vandana Shiva is a remarkable individual. She is so articulate about the problems caused by the corporate takeover around the world that the issues become clear. In this video she talks with Laura Flanders of Grit TV about a range of issues such as Monsanto’s despicable activities that result in the loss of biodiversity of seeds and the land by farmers in India. The price of seeds have gone from 7 rupees per kilo to an astounding 4000 rupees. Additionally, more pesticides are required to cultivate the genetically engineered seeds that (through government collusion) Monsanto forces the farmers to use. Ultimately, the farmer loses their land because of the debt they can’t pay. The result… tens of thousands of suicides of farmers.

Shiva also addresses the problems of the United States and identifies groups that are fighting against the corporations and the notion that corporations are people with rights that over shadow individuals. She discusses the three principles that Ghandi used to push back the government. If you want to understand many of the issues facing the world today, truly this is a video that must be watched.

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