Soil Not Oil

Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity

Vandana Shiva

9788188965557

Women Unlimited, New Delhi, 2009

156 pages

Price INR 225.00
Book Club Price INR 169.00
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In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show that a world beyond a dependence on fossil fuel and globalization is both possible and necessary. Bold and visionary, Shiva reveals how three crises are inherently linked and that any attempt to solve one without addressing the others will get us nowhere. 

Condemning industrial agriculture and industrial biofuels as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva?s champion is the small, independent farm. What we need most in a time of changing climates and millions hungry, she argues, are sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood. Calling for a return to local economies and small-scale food production Shiva outlines our remaining options: a market-centred short-term escape for the privileged, which will deepen the crisis for the poor and marginalized, or a people-centred fossil-fuel-free future, which will offer a decent living for all.

Vandana Shiva

VANDANA SHIVA is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, and writer. She is Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She is also the author and editor of a score of influential books. Shiva is the recipient of over 20 international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); Save the World Award (2009); Sydney Peace Prize (2010); Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011); the Thomas Merton Award (2011).