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Making Peace With The Earth (Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars)

Making Peace With The Earth (Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars)
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Item Code: NAF706
Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Kali for Women
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788188965755
Pages: 267
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 350 gms

About the Book

Wars in the 21 st century are wars against the earth; against natural resources like water, soil, forests, minerals, seeds. The global corporate economy based on the idea of limitless growth has become a war economy and the means it uses are instruments of war. Trade wars. Water wars. Food wars.

In a compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalisation in its pursuit of profit and power, by demonstrating its flawed assumptions and devastating fallouts.

Corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. It promotes technologies of production based on genetic engineering, geo-engineering and toxins; industrial development that entails the forcible appropriation of land, rivers, mountains; agribusinesses that deplete nature's diversity; land-grab in Africa, Asia, South America. Exploitation of this order incurs the kind of ecological and economic debt that is unsustainable, unbailable and unbearable.

Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival; and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism of interdependence and earth democracy.

About the Author

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalisation (IFG) along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, and of the Slow Food Movement. Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, and a tireless crusader for farmers', peasants' and women's rights, she is the author and editor of a score of influential books.

Shiva is the recipient of over 20 international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (1998); the Horizon 3000 Award (Austria, 2001); Save the World Award (2009); Sydney Peace Prize (2010); Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011); the Thomas Merton Award (2011); and the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace.

Shiva is currently working on a three-year project with the Government of Bhutan on how to achieve their objective of becoming an organic sovereign country, the first in the world.

Contents

 

  Acknowledgements vii
  PART I: Wars against the Earth  
1 Eco-Apartheid as War 3
2 The Great Land-Grab 30
3 Water Wars and Water Peace 83
4 Climate Wars and Climate Peace 98
5 Forest Wars and Forest Peace 111
  PART II: Food Crises, Food Justice, Food Peace  
6 Hunger by Design 129
7 Seed Wars as Wars against the Earth 148
8 Hunger via Corporate-Controlled Trade 196
9 Beyond Growth: Making Peace with the Earth 232

 

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