On this interview, social justice and anti-GMO advocate Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., discusses her ebook, “Oneness Vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom,” which she co-wrote together with her son, wherein she argues that the ultra-wealthy elite are answerable for a majority of the environmental, monetary and well being crises presently going through us.
In actuality, it is actually concerning the 0.001% — the small variety of billionaires and centibillionaires who’ve turn into ultra-rich over the previous 30 years or so. Most of them did not exist earlier than globalization. The 1% is only a helpful metaphor for the ruling elite that the writer thought could be simpler to speak.
One of many key gamers is, no shock, Invoice Gates, whose wealth and “philanthropic” efforts have garnered him unprecedented affect over agriculture and world well being insurance policies that threaten meals safety and human well being.
“I used to be in Paris for the local weather summit, and I have been doing this UN Summit because the Earth summit in ’92. I have been doing the Biodiversity Conference, drafting of clauses, together with Article 19.1, which mainly required biosafety and evaluation of GMOs. So, I used to be very stunned that, for the primary time, the billionaires have been on the stage with the heads of state,” she says.
One of many “options” to local weather change provided by this billionaire membership was geoengineering, which in actuality isn’t any answer in any respect. As famous by Shiva, if the local weather is already altering for the more severe, engineering temperatures, deflecting daylight, dumping iron fillings on the ocean and chemical substances within the sky, and creating synthetic volcanoes, you are merely creating further issues with out fixing the unique one.
On the finish of the August 2020 replace of the ebook, she additionally discusses COVID-19, and the way this engineered pandemic has catalyzed the switch of wealth to the wealthy. Whereas world lockdowns have decimated small companies and left many to battle financially, the wealthy have amassed unbelievable income.