On Genetic Engineering’s War on Life – Vandana Shiva came in September 2011 to the Heirloom Seed Expo held in Santa Rosa, CA, to give the keynote speech. 10,000 people had come on short notice to see plants and seeds that would already be extinct had not someone lovingly collected and bred them.
Shiva trained in quantum physics and became a seed saver and ecologist in 1982. She and her organization Navdanya resist the spread of GMOs into India. For her the imposition of GMOs is a war on life and the most recent wave of colonialism. She learned from Gandhi – as he chose the spinning wheel, Navdanya chose the seed as the vessel of life and dedicated themselves to its protection.