This week Jenn Harmer talks to local farmers and environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva about food security. Dr. Shiva Visited the University of Victoria to give a talk on “The Future of Food” on March 27.
“University-trained as a physicist and philosopher, Dr. Vandana Shiva is one of the world’s most important ecofeminists and social justice activists. She founded Navdanya (“nine seeds”) – a women-centred movement to protect biological and cultural diversity – in India in 1987. She has since become a leading proponent of community food security, organic farming, seed-saving, and women’s involvement in agriculture. Navdanya has conserved more than 5,000 varieties of rice, wheat and other produce.”
Jenn also interviews local farmers from Greater Victoria to ask about local food security.