About the Author
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalisation, and of the Slow Food Movement. Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and a tireless crusader for farmers , peasants and women s rights, she is the author and editor of a score of influential books, among them Making Peace with the Earth, Soil Not Oil and Globalisation s New Wars. Shiva is the recipient of over 20 international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (1998); Horizon 3000 Award (Austria, 2001); John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); Save the World Award (2009); Sydney Peace Prize (2010); Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011); and Thomas Merton Award (2011).
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