Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vandana Shiva interviewed by Bill Moyer

Hello everyone,

I hope you are well as we go into tomorrow's hot weather (predicted for London, Ont. here: 34 celcius).

I was just on the USC Canada website, and it referred to an interview Vandana Shiva gave to Bill Moyer:

You'll likely want to read the entire interview, but I just wanted to post her initial answer to his question of what keeps her going (knowing the big task she faces is being in opposition to genetically modified, patented seed).  She said:

"... We have the Bhagavad Gita ... there's a very simple lesson that Krishna gives. That you do not measure the fruit of your action. You have to measure your obligation of action. You have to find out what's the right thing to do. That is your duty. Whether you win or lose is not the issue. The obligation to do the right thing, for me, you know, I've grown up as an ecologist in a major level, from my very childhood.

"And for me, the diversity of species, their intrinsic value, their integrity is vital. The rights of our farmers to be able to have seed, the most fundamental source of livelihood in a poor country. Eighty percent of the food of the world is even, today, produced by those small farmers of the kind that we have in India. Our small farmers are feeding 1.2 billion Indians. We forget the scale of what smallness means multiplied many times. Because we've got used to the dinosaur mentality. We only see the big. We forget that dinosaurs go extinct."

Quick post ... just wanted to share her idea of finding the right thing to do.

Very best regards, as always!

Wise Woman 

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