In Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Shiva explores the devastating effects of commercial agriculture and genetic engineering on the food we eat, the farmers who grow it, and the soil that sustains it.
Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Business & Economics
For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations. For centuries, farmers have evolved crops and produced an incredible diversity of plants that provide life-sustaining nutrition. In India alone, the ingenuity of farmers has produced over 200,000 varieties of rice, many of which now line store shelves around the world. This productive tradition, however, is under attack as globalized, corporate regimes increasingly exploit intellectual property laws to annex these sustaining seeds and remove them from the public sphere. In Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Shiva explores the devastating effects of commercial agriculture and genetic engineering on the food we eat, the farmers who grow it, and the soil that sustains it. This prescient critique and call to action covers some of the most pressing topics of this ongoing dialogue, from the destruction of local food cultures and the privatization of plant life, to unsustainable industrial fish farming and safety concerns about corporately engineered foods. The preeminent agricultural activist and scientist of a generation, Shiva implores the farmers and consumers of the world to make a united stand against the genetically modified crops and untenable farming practices that endanger the seeds and plants that give us life.
Release on 2004-11-26 | by Rosemary Radford Ruether
Shiva, Stolen Harvest, 51—71. 43. See Sandy Tolan, “The Mystery of the Yellow Bean: The Politics of Patent— ing Foods,” in Bigelow and Peterson, Rethinking Globalization, 223—26. On patenting law and the history of patenting biological ...
Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions addresses the practical relevance of the interconnection of feminism, ecology, and religious theological thought, and will ask questions about the lack of attention to gender issues in both ecological theology and deglobalization theory. The book knits together four concerns: globalization, interfaith ecological theology, ecofeminism, and deglobalization movements and thought. It examines how gender needs to be connected with inter-faith ecological theology and with critical analysis of globalization. It asks how to connect theory and practice; and how theoretical views about a more earth friendly theology have actual relevance to the deglobalization struggle. The book looks at these issues comparatively across different world religions and across different regions of the earth.
HARVEST Perpetual seasons, Genesis 8:22. Harvest abundance, Genesis 41:49; Ezekiel 36:30. Feast of harvest, Exodus 23:16. Harvest gleaning, Leviticus 19:9; Deuteronomy 24:19. First fruit to the Lord, Deuteronomy 26:1–4. Stolen harvest ...
Author: Ken Anderson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Have you ever tried to find a passage in Scripture related to a specific topic? This topical index makes it quick and easy to find out what the Bible says about anything—from abstinence to zoology. Maybe you want to know what the Bible says about age or agriculture. Does it have any word on credit cards, diet, computers, politics, or depression? With thousands of different subjects, circumstances, and situations, Where to Find It in the Bible is your one-stop A-Z index of biblical topics and is perfect for: Brand-new Christians or decades-long believers. Traveling or as an on-the-go reference. Personal study, teaching, and sermon preparation. Birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day, holiday gift giving, or as a welcome gift for new church members. With this resource, you'll be able to quickly find topics that directly connect contemporary issues and 21st-century subjects and circumstances to Bible passages.
As the biotechnology industry globalises , these monoculture tendencies will increase , thus further displacing agricultural biodiversity and creating ecological vulnerability " ( Shiva , Stolen Harvest , 104 ) .
Author: Peter D. Hershock
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Recent history makes clear that the quantum leaps being made in technology are the leading edge of a groundswell of paradigm shifts taking place in science, politics, economics, social institutions, and the expression of cultural values. Indeed it is the simultaneity and interdependence of these changes occurring in every dimension of human experience and endeavor that makes the present so historically distinctive. The essays gathered here give voice to perspectives on the always improvised relationship between technology and cultural values from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific. Contributors: Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, Roger T. Ames,Yoko Arisaka, Carl Becker, Francesca Bray, James Buchanan, Arindam Chakrabarti, Frank W. Derringh, Rolf Elberfeld, Charles Ess, Andrew Feenberg, Susantha Goonatilake, H. Jiuan Heng, Peter Hershock, Thomas P. Kasulis, George Khushf, David Farrell Krell, Joel J. Kupperman, William R. LaFleur, Lois Ann Lorentzen, David Loy, Joseph Margolis, Hans-Georg Möller, Robert Cummings Neville, Peimin Ni, Monica Atieno Opole, Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ, Helen Petrovsky, Ramon Sentmartí, Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Vasanthi Srinivasan, Marietta Stepaniants, Vyacheslav S. Stiopin, Henk ten Have, Paul B.Thompson, Mary Tiles, David B.Wong.
Release on 2015-03-01 | by Christiana Peppard, Andrea Vincini
Consequently, thebumper harvest was deemed toxicand unworthy of human consumption, and thus,despite thebumper crop, ... the scientist and ecological activist Vandana Shiva coined the phrase “stolen harvest,” which highlightshow the ...
However, this phenomenon of the stolen harvest is not unique to India. It is being experienced in every society, as small farms and small farmers are pushed to extinction, as monocultures replace biodiverse crops, as farming is ...
Author: Stephen M. Wheeler
Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
Vandana Shiva, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (Boston: South End Press, 2000), 31. 16. A.V. Krebs, “The Seed Patenters: Biotech Giants Force Farmers into Lockstep,” Progressive Populist, July 1998. 17. Ibid. 18.
Author: Wenonah Hauter
Publisher: New Press, The
Category: Business & Economics
“A meticulously researched tour de force” on politics, big agriculture, and the need to go beyond farmers’ markets to find fixes (Publishers Weekly). Wenonah Hauter owns an organic family farm that provides healthy vegetables to hundreds of families as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Yet, as a leading healthy-food advocate, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created. In Foodopoly, she takes aim at the real culprit: the control of food production by a handful of large corporations—backed by political clout—that prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices people can make in the grocery store. Blending history, reporting, and a deep understanding of farming and food production, Foodopoly is a shocking, revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains, and milk most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands. Hauter also pulls the curtain back from the little-understood but vital realm of agricultural policy, showing how it has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. Foodopoly shows how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities to famines overseas, and argues that solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.
445–65. 61 S. Sengupta, “India Grapples With How to Convert Its Farmland Into Factories.” 62 V. Shiva, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. 63 S. Randeria, “Legal Pluralism, Social Movements and the Post-Colonial ...
Author: Tom Angotti
Category: Political Science
The problems created by metropolitanization have become increasingly apparent. Attempts to limit growth, disperse populations and plan neighbourhoods have been largely unsuccessful. Strategies are needed to improve the world's major cities in the twenty-first century. Tom Angotti is fundamentally optimistic about the future of the metropolis, but questions urban planning’s inability to integrate urban and rural systems, its contribution to the growth of inequality, and increasing enclave development throughout the world. Using the concept of 'urban orientalism' as a theoretical underpinning of modern urban planning grounded in global inequalities, Angotti confronts this traditional model with new, progressive approaches to community and metropolis. Written in clear, precise terms by an award-winning author, The New Century of the Metropolis argues that only when the city is understood as a necessary and beneficial acccompaniment to social progress can a progressive, humane approach to urban planning be developed.
70 Vandana Shiva , Stolen Harvest : The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply , London : Zed Books , 2000 , pp . 12–14 , 58–9 . 71 Lappé , Collins , and Rosset , World Hunger , pp . 70–1 . 72 Richard Lewontin , ' Genes in the Food !
Author: Finn Bowring
Exploring the wide reach of modern biotechnology, from the genetic modification of plants and animals to medical genetics, assisted reproduction and human cloning, it suggests that we are losing sight of the human being in favour of adapting that being to an inhuman world."--BOOK JACKET.
I cover myself in the blood of Jesus Christ, I enter into the strong room of the devil and claim back my stolen harvest, in the name of Jesus Christ. 53. I cover myself in the blood of Jesus Christ,
Author: Timothy Atunnise
Earth-Moving Prayers is a highly anointed deliverance prayer book that will transform your life, and set you free from any form of bondage or captivity you may find yourself. Over 600 pages of mountain moving and yoke destroying prayer points. Over 5300 problems solving and solution finding prayer points prepared by the Holy Ghost to set you free. This book is for you, a must have for every household.
And, even when the harvest is a success, the people are still vulnerable to the whims ofthe market. tampering with the ecological balance for the sake of greater harvest and profit compounds the issue. ... Shiva, Stolen Harvest, 52. 9.
Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Burning Center, Porous Borders articulates what the church is and is called to be about in the world, a world now globalized to the point that the local is lived globally and the global is lived locally. The church must respond creatively and prophetically to the challenges-economic disparity, war and terrorism, diaspora, ecological threat, health crisis, religious diversity, and so on-posed by our highly globalized world. It can do so only if the church's spiritual center burns mightily. Conversely, it can burn mightily in the spirit of Christ only if its borders are porous and allows the fresh air/spirit of change to blow in and out. While there is much rhetoric about change, the most common response to change is to continue doing business as usual. This is particularly the case in the face of perceived global threats. In spite of the hoopla and euphoria of the global village, walls of division and exclusion are rising, hearts are constricting, and moral imagination shrinking. In response to this context, Burning Center, Porous Borders proposes alternative ways or images of being a church: burning center and porous borders, wall-buster and bridge-builder, translocal (glocal), mending-healer, radical hospitality, community of the earth-spirit, household of life abundant, dialogians of life, and community of hope. In Burning Center, Porous Borders congregational vitality and progressive praxis kiss and embrace!
From Vandana Shiva, Stolen Harvest (Cambridge, Mass: South End Press, 2000). Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Notes I. “Monsanto: Peddling 'Life Sciences' or 'Death Sciences'?” New I30 CHAPTER 13 Genetic Engineering and Food ...
Author: Gregory E. Pence
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This comprehensive collection addresses a broad range of subjects, including the meaning of food, moral analyses of vegetarianism and starvation, the safety and environmental risks of genetically modified food, issues of global food politics and the food industry, and the relationships among food, evolution, and human history.
Four Season Harvest. White River Junction, vt: Chelsea ... The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses. ... Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking ofthe Global Food Supply.
Author: Rachel Fisher
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
New farmers, experienced growers, budding environmentalists, and fans of natural, organic produce alike are sure to love All the Dirt. Filled with beautiful photographs and covering a wide variety of topics, from agrofuels and food sovereignty to practical tips about specific tools, All the Dirt is the must-read how-to book about small-scale organic farming. But beyond the practical applications, it is also the inspiring story of three friends who followed their dreams and became successful business partners. Authors Rachel Fisher, Heather Stretch, and Robin Tunnicliffe, co-owners of Saanich Organics, a farmer-run local food distributor, share entertaining stories of three farmers' lives, while also providing practical information about how to start a farm. They relate their personal and collective experiences as women, mothers, and farmers through anecdotes, and discuss the compelling reasons why Canada needs more organic farmers. All the Dirt proves that there is no one right way to start a farm and no single solution to any problem. But that by working together, farmers can create a resilient agriculture that is vibrant and fun, as well as economically viable. Rachel, Heather, and Robin have co-owned Saanich Organics since 2002. The business has been featured in numerous publications, including the Times Colonist, West Jet’s Up! magazine, EAT Magazine, and The Province. It has also been featured in Island on the Edge (a documentary film), as well as on CBC radio. By working cooperatively to grow and distribute top quality produce, the business has earned the respect of the farming community, the restaurant community, organic consumers, and activists. Visit Saanich Organics online at www.saanichorganics.com.
... 2018 For a vigorous critique of global, industrial agriculture and its threat to genetic and cultural diversity, see Vandana Shiva's Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000).
Author: Norman Wirzba
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing the significance of eating. Drawing on diverse theological, philosophical, and anthropological insights, it offers fresh ways to evaluate food production and consumption practices as they are being worked out in today's industrial food economy. Unlike books that focus primarily on vegetarianism and hunger-related concerns, this book broadens the scope of consideration to include the sacramental character of eating, the deep significance of hospitality, the meaning of death and sacrifice, the Eucharist as the place of inspiration and orientation, the importance of saying grace, and the possibility of eating in heaven. Throughout, eating is presented as a way of enacting fidelity between persons, between people and fellow creatures, and between people and Earth. Food and Faith demonstrates that eating is of profound economic, moral, and spiritual significance. Revised throughout, this edition includes a new introduction and two chapters, as well as updated bibliography. The additions add significantly to the core idea of creaturely membership and hospitality through discussion of the microbiome revolution in science, and the daunting challenge of the Anthropocene.
Consequently, the bumper harvest was deemed toxic and unworthy of human consumption, and thus despite the bumper crop, ... scientist and ecological activist Vandana Shiva coined the expression “stolen harvest,” which highlights how the ...
... resulted in a crop that was hardly satisfactory in any case, but warfare, change in government, and chaos during the harvest period led to a ruined, wasted, even stolen harvest, whose aftermath—famine—was of disastrous proportions.
Author: Karl D. Jackson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained in the ultimately inexplicable evils perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. Accompanying them is a photo essay that provides shocking visual evidence of the tragedy of Cambodia's autogenocide. "The most important examination of the subject so far.... Without in any way denying the horror and brutality of the Khmers Rouges, the essays adopt a principle of detached analysis which makes their conclusion far more significant and convincing than the superficial images emanating from the television or cinema screen." --Ralph Smith, The Times Literary Supplement "A book that belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in Cambodia, revolution, or communism.... Answers to questions such as `What effect did Khmer society have on the reign of the Khmer Rouge?' focus on understanding, rather than merely describing." --Randall Scott Clemons, Perspectives on Political Science
Release on 2017-06-05 | by Timothy Reinhold Eberhart
It is one of the great ironies of our current agro-economy that a high percentage of those who grow and harvest the ... their own food or money to buy that food” (Kimbrell, ed., Fatal Harvest Reader, 8). ... Shiva, Stolen Harvest, 79.
Author: Timothy Reinhold Eberhart
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
God's invitation to join in the love feast of Holy Communion resounds at the very heart of the Christian faith and life. But how are Christians faithfully to gather together in relational bonds of love--in particular, through our daily bread and common cup--amidst a global market economy sustained by social and ecological violence? Drawing on the holiness-communitarian and agrarian-ecological traditions, Rooted and Grounded in Love provides a systematic theological affirmation of holiness as divine wholeness in examining our present industrial agro-economy while also promoting a practical vision for how Christians might participate in the emergence of a more ecologically sustaining, economically charitable, and politically just food system.
Quoted in Andrew C. Revkin, “Treaty Talks Fail to Find Consensus in Global Warming,” New York Times, November 26, 2000. Doyle, Altered Harvest, 71 (quotation). Quoted in Shiva, Stolen Harvest, 11. Marc Lappé and Britt Bailey, ...
Author: Ted Steinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An innovative and provocative new approach to understanding American history turns readers attention to nature as the primary force shaping the course of the United States.
'Based upon the presumption that we possess the stolen harvest.' 'Well, of course—' 'But we do not possess it, Prince Quillas Diskanar.' 'What? But you must!' 'You are welcome to visit our store houses for yourself,' Hannan Mosag went ...
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Random House
The fifth awesome tale in Erikson's epic Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy sequence After decades of warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the rule of the Warlock King. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price - a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious hunger. All save one - the Tiste Edur. But Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance - from kingdom and lost colony to Empire reborn - and has fixed its gaze on the rich lands of the Tiste Edur. It seems inevitable that the tribes will surrender, either to the suffocating weight of gold, or to slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so Destiny has decreed. A pivotal treaty between the two sides nears - but unknown ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of an altogether more profound, primal battle - a confrontation with the still-raw wound of betrayal and the craving for vengeance at its heart. War and confrontation, magic and myth collide in this, the stunning fifth chapter in Steven Erikson's magnificent 'Malazan Book of the Fallen' sequence, hailed as an epic of the imagination and a fantasy classic in the making.
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Boston, MA: South End, 2000. Sorensen, Neil, et al., eds. The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008. London: Earthscan, 2008. Steiner, Rudolph.
Author: Juliana Mansvelt
Category: Business & Economics
This sixth volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society covers the consumption, availability, and distribution of energy and other resources in the personal consumer environment.