Vandana Shiva Quotes.
In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.
We’ve moved from wisdom to knowledge, and now we’re moving from knowledge to information, and that information is so partial вЂ“ that we’re creating incomplete human beings.
We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need.
Soil, not oil, holds the future for humanity.
Globalisation has in effect made the citizen disappear, and it has reduced the state into being a mere instrument of global capital.
In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She’s the mother who gives, to whom you must give back.
The environmental movement can only survive if it becomes a justice movement. As a pure environmental movement, it will either die, or it will survive as a corporate ‘greenwash’. Anyone who’s a sincere environmentalist can’t stand that role.
Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.
I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential.
I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.
A single, one-dimensional way of thinking has created a monoculture of the mind. And the monoculture of the mind has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is the root of why we have pitted equity against ecology and sustainability against justice.
Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.
We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.
You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.
The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it’s the next step of peace that we need to create.
Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics.
Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.
The end of consumerism and accumulation is the beginning of the joy of living.
An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.
It is not an investment if it destroys the planet
The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.
Genetic engineering has never been about saving the world, it’s about controlling the world.
Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.