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'Food Hero' says to Value Soil, Not Oil


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'Food Hero' says to Value Soil, Not Oil

Christine Cox

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."