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International food chain activist and conservationist comes to Point Park Nov. 2

Renowned Indian environmentalist and international activist Dr. Vendana Shiva--named one of the seven most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine--will speak at a free event on Nov. 2 in Point Park University's GRW Theatre.
 
Dr. Shiva has written several books, including Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, which addresses the economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalization. Her first book, Staying Alive, redefined the perceptions of Third World women. 
 
She is also the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, a center that addresses ecological and social issues in India, and Naydanya, a nonprofit dedicated to biodiversity, organic farming and defending the rights of farmers. Naydanya has helped to successfully conserve more than 2,000 rice varieties and create seed banks throughout the country.
 
Dr. Shiva also believes that women must take the lead in helping to solve the problems of food scarcity in the developing world. Her talk will address her research as it relates to her work on changing the practices and paradigms of agriculture and food. 
 
Visit the website for more information or to register for the free event. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Point Park University
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