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Vandana Shiva On Seeds and Traditional Knowledge

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Open Pollinated Seeds = Open Source Technology

Vandana Shiva, physicist, activist and author shares her wisdom on seeds -- and open source technology!

She works to protect traditional knowledge.

"Traditional knowledge has grown as a tradition that is shared. It has grown cumulatively and collectively. Knowledge is a collective tradition. It's a common resource of society." she says

On the subject of Monsanto patenting seeds and suing farmers who end up with stray seeds growing in their fields, by no fault of their own, she says: "To me the idea of treating seed as an invention, a system in which farmers would be treated as thieves and criminals for sowing their seed and performing their duty to the earth is abhorrent."

She compares open source technology to open pollinated seeds.

More power to her!

--Bibi Farber