Vandana Shiva

Failing to Learn From Previous Sri Lankan Farming Disasters

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In a speech to the House of Commons, Churchill paraphrased Santayana when he said “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it”. This phrase has always stuck with me as far too often I have seen people continue to pursue the wrong course of action because they do not take the time to think critically about what has happened in the past. Nowhere is there a better example of ...

Vandana Shiva and the Seeds of the Sri Lankan Farming Disaster

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For decades now, we have been told by NGOs such as Greenpeace, well-meaning but uninformed celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and the threat to global food security herself, Vandana Shiva, that organic farming is more sustainable and produces comparable yields to conventional farming methods. We all, including myself, want this to be true but deep down we all know when we see the premium price tag on ...

Capitalising on Corona – Vandana Shiva – #1

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In recent months, quacks and charlatans of all kinds have been rubbing their hands with glee, as a novel coronavirus – which at this moment in time has no vaccine or specific treatment – brings the world to its knees. In an attempt to capitalise on this pandemic, these self-proclaimed experts both rely on, and amplify, the general public’s growing angst, whilst simultaneously shoehorning in ...

The Non-GMO Project EXPOSED!!!

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Whether on a box of cereal, carton of eggs, or on the side of a chocolate bar, labels like “organic”, “free-range”, and “gluten free” are everywhere these days. They are, at least according to the manufacturers, there to help consumers make an informed decision when it comes to their purchases. One label that recently has seen a meteoric rise in usage is the “Non-GMO Project ...

Six Degrees of Pseudoscience

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Those who make a living spreading bullshit and misinformation are a very small incestuous group. What I always find fascinating is that when I find a new pseudoscience proponent to shoot down with cold, hard logic, and indisputable facts, they are always in some way connected to someone else I have previously talked about.  1 – Gilles-Éric Séralini – Author of the highly ...

Biting the Hand That Feeds You – Those Who Oppose The Green Revolution

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I started off with the intention of recording an eloquent video about those who oppose the green revolution? but it turned into more of a rant. I am lucky enough to live in a part of the world in a time where I would have to go out of my way to experience the physical sensation of hunger. It is a luxury that few in history have had, and one that I have never taken for granted, however, some do. ...

Biting the Hand That Feeds You – Those Who Oppose The Green Revolution

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I am lucky enough to live in a part of the world in a time where I would have to go out of my way to experience the physical sensation of hunger. It is a luxury that few in history have had, and one that I have never taken for granted, however, some do. There are people out there who view their high standard of living, where they have easy access to relatively cheap nutritional food, as the ...