Sep 062011

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 loss of their land by farmers in India. The price of seeds has 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 British government. If you are interested in understanding the issues, truly this is a video that must be watched.

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  One Response to “Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate Takeover”

  1. Sadly this type of corporate malfeasance and monopolisation is supported by the US government in many nations around the world. Is it any wonder that resentment and even hatred of the US is increasing. The US government acts the role of schoolyard bully to protect the interests of big business. As we find out more about our government’s actions, separating the blame from the American public becomes difficult to justify. At some point, when we the people know what’s happening and don’t take action to rein in our government, we become complicit.