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Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World

At the First Congregational Church of Berkeley.


Physicist, environmentalist, and economic, food, and gender equality activist Vandana Shiva is visiting Oakland on Wednesday, April 27 to speak about Seed Sovereignty, Food Security; Women in the Vanguard of the Fight Against GMOs and Corporate Agriculture, a recently released book that she compiled and edited. The anthology is an extensive collection of essays from women around the world on topics such as seed-sharing, indigenous agricultural practices, and small-scale farming. The contributors, who are community organizers, scientists, activists, mothers, and scholars, offer first hand perspectives that speak to the various political and environmental repercussions of genetically modified crops and other industrial agriculture techniques, mostly outside of the United States. The talk will take place at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley (2345 Channing Way) at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by KPFA radio’s Jeannine Etter.