GOSHEN - Vandana Shiva was on the fast track for a career as a nuclear
physicist in the 1970s, working in an atomic research center in Bombay
in her native India.
But when her sister, a medical doctor,
pointed out Shiva's lack of understanding of nuclear hazards, she
planted a seed in Shiva's mind. That seed took root and eventually
caused Shiva to abandon her nuclear ambitions and dedicate her life to
what she calls "sciences that defend life."