For my first daily focus on the best in environmental news: “Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope” found on Commondreams.org (http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/01/seeds-and-soil-vs-tyranny-corporate-power-2015-message-hope).
In this video, the Indian activist Dr. Vandana Shiva says that “In the seed and the soil we find the answers to every one of the crises we face. The crisis of violence and war; the crisis of hunger and disease; the crisis of the destruction of democracy. We will not allow corporations to allow everyone to believe that they are persons. Corporations are legal constructions–that’s where their place is. People, through democratic processes, give permission to what sort of business activity is sustainable, what business activity is equitable, what business activity respects, with dignity, the life of this planet, the life of all beings, and the lives of all human beings.”
Please catch the rest of her six-minute talk by clicking the link above.
Dr. Shiva provides some serious comfort food for thought. So put on some warm socks, heat up a cup of tea, and enjoy!