Dr. Vandana Shiva discusses her book/lecture Soil, Not Oil at Concordia University
Soil Not Oil
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Author: Vandana Shiva. In Soil Not Oil , Vandana Shiva explains that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary. Condemning industrial agriculture as a recipe for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva champions the small, independent farm: their greater productivity, their greater potential for social justice as they put more resources into the hands of the poor, and the biodiversity that is inherent to the traditional farming practiced in small-scale agriculture. What we need most in a time of changing climates and millions who are hungry, she argues, is sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice.
This new edition of a book originally published in could not be more timely. Vandana Shiva's book is a powerful argument for, and outline of, that new paradigm. But, perceptively, she recognizes that many of the solutions being offered such as renewable energy and various Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account?
Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis
Climate Change is setting off a panic reaction with people not knowing where to begin to find solutions. A solution lies in your backyard, on your balcony and in your garden. Chemical farming is a major contributor to green house gas emissions which are causing climate change. Organic farming is a solution in every one's hands. We do not have to wait for governments to agree in Copenhagen.
Login :: Register. Human effort and knowledge based on care for the soil prevents and reverses desertification, the root of collapse of so many historical civilisations. Rebuilding soil fertility is the very basis of sustainable food production and food security. There is no alternative to fertile soil to sustain life, including human life, on Earth. It is living soil that provides sustainable alternatives to the triple crises of climate, energy and food. Without fertile soil, what is life?