Monoculture of the Mind

Monoculture of the Mind

Dr. Vandana Shiva explains how “monoculture of the mind” has devalued both cultural diversity and biodiversity, promoting policies which favor technology-dependent monocultures over people-based solutions that foster biodiversity. The majority of women in India suffer from iron-deficiency, but policy and international aid has focused of “biofortification” and biotechnology rather than on India’s indigenous iron-rich biodiversity such as amaranth greens and karonda and the vast knowledge of Indian women. 

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