Masters of Health Magazine December 2020 | Page 15

Dr. Vandana Shiva - Two Paths to the Future of Food and Farming - EcoFarm 2020

Vandana Shiva, Ph.D is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalisation, and of the Slow Food Movement.

Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and a tireless crusader for farmers’, peasants’, and women’s rights, she is the author and editor of a score of influential books, among them Making Peace with the Earth; Soil Not Oil; Globalisation’s New Wars; Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard; and Who Really Feeds the World?. Her latest book is Oneness vs the 1% (Chelsea Green Publishing, August 2020).


1 Bill Gates, ‘The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,’ filmed March 2015 in Vancouver, B.C., TED video, 8:33, _the_next_outbreak_we_re_not_ready.

2 ‘“This Is Like a World War”: Bill Gates on Coronavirus,’ livemint, last updated April 24, 2020, -fight-against-coronavirus-to-another-world-war-11587706313499.html.

3 International Labour Organization News, ‘ILO: As Job Losses Escalate, Nearly Half of Global Workforce at Risk of Losing Livelihoods,’ press release, April 29, 2020, /newsroom/news/WCMS_743036/lang--en/index.htm.

4 David M. Beasley, ‘Covid-19 Could Detonate a “Hunger Pandemic.” With Millions at Risk, the World Must Act,’ Washington Post, posted April 22, 2020, -detonate-hunger-pandemic-with-millions-risk-world-must-act.

Dr. Shiva is the recipient of over twenty international awards, including the

Right Livelihood Award (1993); Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (1998); the Horizon 3000 Award (Austria, 2001); the John Lennon- Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); the Save the World Award (2009); the Sydney Peace Prize (2010); the Calgary Peace Prize (2011); and the Thomas Merton Award (2011). She was the Fukuoka Grand Prize Laureate in 2012.