In her colourful sari and large scarlet bindi, Dr. Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence: She galvanizes crowds, advises government leaders, fields constant calls from the media—then retreats from big-city buzz to work alongside small farmers across the globe.
Who is she? What is her mission? How did this woman from an obscure town in India become Monsanto’s worst nightmare; a rebellious rock star in the global debate about who feeds the world?
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells Vandana’s story—how she rose to prominence in the food justice movement to inspire an international crusade for change.
The film also illuminates two visions for feeding an exploding world population: The first, a chemically dependent industrial model controlled by a handful of huge corporations. And the alternative, environmentally regenerative, local food systems that restore biodiversity, mitigate climate change, build strong communities and feed the world.