“reclaiming our economy, our culture, and our politics”- Vandana Shiva

It is important to note that although the people of the United States are often identified with (and often self-identify with) the systems of neoliberal globalization that Vandana Shiva is talking about, we too need to reclaim ourselves, our local cultures, and our humanity from these systems.

One way these systems attack us here in the midwest is through the patenting of seeds by seed companies. It is also interesting to note that the concept of being able to patent something like a seed is another outgrowth of the neoliberal doublethink described by Adam Curtis in his BBC documentary The Trap. In this next interview clip, Vandana Shiva discusses seed patents and how their use threatens to drive out small localized farming.

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