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Vandana Shiva is a physicist and philosopher and is Director of Bija Vidyapeeth, the International College for Sustainable Living, in Dehra Dun, India. Her books include Water Wars, Monoculture of the Mind, Staying Alive, Protect or Plunder?, Globalisation and Terrorism, and she is co-author of An Ecological History of Food and Farming in India..

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Nurturing Nature is No Crime •

Issue 286 • September/October 2014 • Politics of Peace > Ecologist

Defending the freedom of farmers to save their own seeds

The Green Revolution Myth •

Issue 285 • July/August 2014 • Energy of Nations > Ecologist

There is no place for poisons and war chemicals in our food and agriculture

Small is the New Big

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 • Small is the New Big > Ecologist

In the smallest seed lies the potential of the largest tree

GMO Mumbo-Jumbo •

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 • Benevolent Universe > Ecologist

Making the link between the use of GMO in cotton and the suicide of farmers in India

Seed Freedom •

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 • Natural Wealth > Ecologist

Defending the rights of famers to save their own seeds

Futuronomics of Food •

Issue 276 • January/February 2013 • The Tipping Point > Undercurrents

We need a new paradigm for the production of food

The Rio U-turn •

Issue 274 • September/October 2012 • A Shared Agenda > Ecologist

Rio+20 will be remembered for what it failed to do

Voice from the South - Choosing Simplicity •

Issue 273 • July/August 2012 • Emerging Networks > Undercurrents > Voice from the South

Imposed austerity verses chosen simplicity

Voice From The South - Reclaiming the Seed •

Issue 272 • May/June 2012 • Catalysts For Change > Regulars > Voice From The South

Blocking the introduction of India's proposed Seed Law

The 99% •

Issue 270 • January/February 2012 • A New Moral Compass > Undercurrents

How the Occupy movement reflects the democratic values of Indigenous peoples

Voice From The South - Beyond Growth •

Issue 269 • November/December 2011 • Wellbeing > Regulars > Voice From The South

Nature and people are rendered invisible as 'growth' replaces the wellbeing of the Earth

Voice From The South - The Emperor Has No Clothes •

Issue 268 • September/October 2011 • What Comes Next? > Regulars > Voice From The South

Genetic Engineering has not increased the yield of a single crop

Voice From The South - Forests and Freedom

Issue 266 • May/June 2011 • Tagore - The Big Vision > Regulars > Voice From The South

Forests have been central to India's creative expression through centuries

Voice From The South - Who Will Feed the World?

Issue 264 • January/February 2011 • Leadership > Regulars > Voice From The South

Women are the biodiversity experts of the world

Voice From The South - Earth Rights •

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Regulars > Voice From The South

Our first and highest duty is to take care of Mother Earth

Voice From The South - Blindspots and Biases •

Issue 261 • July/August 2010 • Sustaining Life > Regulars > Voice From The South

India's proposed Food Security Act is deeply flawed.

Voice From The South - Water Wisdom

Issue 259 • March/April 2010 • Seeds of Change: The Future of Food > Regulars > Voice From The South

India has over-exploited her groundwater, creating water famine.

Voice From The South - Swaraj: A Deeper Freedom •

Issue 258 • January/February 2010 • Liberty > Regulars > Voice From The South

Mahatma Gandhi's vision of right livelihood is as relevant now as it was then.

Climate Justice •

Issue 257 • November/December 2009 • Resilience & Climate Change > Biocultural Diversity

The polluters continue to pollute with impunity, whilst people thousands of miles away bear the brunt of their actions.

Review - Soil Not Oil

Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Web Exclusives > Review

Review of Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity.

Reap What You Sow •

Issue 254 • May/June 2009 • Elegant Simplicity > Biocultural Diversity

Why does the Indian government continue to turn a blind eye towards farmers' suicides?

Voice From The South - Wealth of Nature •

Issue 253 • March/April 2009 • Economics of Place > Regulars > Voice From The South

Agriculture based on ecological laws is the solution to the food crisis.

Article - Food is Everything

Issue 251 • November/December 2008 • Feasting & Fasting: Connecting the Plate and the Planet > Web Exclusives > Article

Hunger created by human greed is an expression of a violent and unjust world.

Voice From The South - Double Standards •

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Regulars > Voice From The South

Corporate responsibility for pollution.

The Other Carbon Economy •

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Keynotes

There is an alternative to be found in biodiversity.

Feeding People or Cars? • &

Issue 247 • March/April 2008 • Long Live Biodiversity! > Climate, Biodiversity & Livelihoods

Rebuilding agricultural resilience.

Transition Strategies , &

Issue 246 • January/February 2008 • Gandhi's Gift: The Power Of Nonviolence > Keynotes

Three prominent Resurgence writers explore some options relating to globalisation, peak oil and the industrialisation of agriculture.

Voice From The South - Village Victory •

Issue 244 • September/October 2007 • The Green Imperative > Regulars > Voice From The South

The emergence of Earth Democracy in the village of Nandigram, Bengal.

Voice From The South - DEMOCRATIC & DIVERSE •

Issue 243 • July/August 2007 • The Point of Return > Regulars > Voice From The South

Manifesto on the Future of Food: good food is a citizens' right.

FOOD FREEDOM •

Issue 242 • May/June 2007 • Do we need God? / Food Futures > Food Futures

Terra Madre conference speech: terminator technology is the ultimate instrument of food fascism.

HOW WEALTH CREATES POVERTY

Issue 240 • January/February 2007 • There is no wealth but life > Keynotes

Despite 8% economic growth India has a third of the world's malnourished children.

FROM QUANTA TO THE SEED •

Issue 238 • September/October 2006 • Celebrating 40 Years of Resurgence > Gaian Science

The seed is my greatest teacher. From the seed I learn how to integrate with the web of life.

UNWANTED ADVICE

Issue 237 • July/August 2006 • Reflecting on India > India

The US-India Knowledge Initiative is promoting ignorance in the name of knowledge. The techniques of traditional Indian agriculture cannot be 'improved'.

Voice From The South - IN THE NAME OF DEVELOPMENT

Issue 236 • May/June 2006 • Animate Earth > Regulars > Voice From The South

Development' has become a camouflage for capitalist growth.

Voice From The South - WATER FUTURES •

Issue 235 • March/April 2006 • From Ownership to Relationship > Regulars > Voice From The South

The World Bank policies of water privatisation in India will cause a hydro-apartheid.

Voice From The South - CO-OPTED •

Issue 233 • November/December 2005 • The Answer is still Peace > Regulars > Voice From The South

FLAT VISION •

Issue 232 • September/October 2005 • Nature Knows us - do we know nature? > Reviews

Review of The World is Flat

Voice From The South

Issue 231 • July/August 2005 • The Four Pillars of Sustainability > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South - TSUNAMI LESSONS •

Issue 230 • May/June 2005 • Inspired Designs > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South - CELEBRATING FOOD ECONOMIES

Issue 229 • March/April 2005 • The Spiritual Imperative > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South - GIFT OF FOOD

Issue 228 • January/February 2005 • Gaia and Global Change > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 222 • January/February 2004 • Natural Governance > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 219 • July/August 2003 • A time to heal > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 218 • May/June 2003 • Futility of War > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 217 • March/April 2003 • Myth of Prosperity > Regulars > Voice From The South

THE GREAT BETRAYAL •

Issue 216 • January/February 2003 • Patterns of Wholeness > Feature Articles

Why civil society withdrew from the W$$D.

PARADIGM SHIFT •

Issue 214 • September/October 2002 • Challenge at Johannesburg > Feature Articles

Rebuilding true security in an age of insecurity.

Voice From The South

Issue 213 • July/August 2002 • Reverential Ecology > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 211 • March/April 2002 • A sense of belonging > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 210 • January/February 2002 • In Adoration of Nature > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 209 • November/December 2001 • Crafts for Christmas > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 208 • September/October 2001 • Technology: dream or nightmare? > Regulars > Voice From The South

Voice From The South

Issue 207 • July/August 2001 • Art Makes Life > Regulars > Voice From The South

STOLEN HARVEST •

Issue 205 • March/April 2001 • Good food and better farming > Food

In Indian culture seeds are sacred. Multinational corporations are stealing seeds from the poor.

GLOBALIZATION AND POVERTY •

Issue 202 • September/October 2000 • Homage to Gaia > Feature Articles

Economic globalization has become a war against nature and the poor.

EARTH FAMILY •

Issue 199 • March/April 2000 • You are, therefore I am > Feature Articles

All and everything exist in an eternal relationship between species.

Resurgence at the heart of earth, art and spirit