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Title:IDA Congress
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Keynote Sessions

2011/10/25
Biotechnology
Time:10:40-12:05
Description:

《The Green Revolution and Genetic Engineering》: A Design for Hunger and Ecological Disruption


How we grow our food is an issue of how we design agriculture including the landscape, plants and animals. The Green Revolution and Genetic Engineering are based on designing agriculture on the principles of monoculture on toxic chemicals and re-engineering plants with toxic genes. These have consequences for food security and the environment. Among the consequences are the deepening of the hunger crisis and the impoverishment of ecosystems. Soil pollution, water pollution, genetic pollution are inevitable outcomes of a toxic design of farming.

We can design food and agriculture systems differently. This is what we do in Navdanya. Our design is based on biodiversity. It is based on co-creation and co-production with nature. The ecological design increases food output while decreasing ecological costs.

 

 

 


Speaker Profiles

Ms. Vandana Shiva (India)

Founder
Research Foundation for Science Technology and Ecology

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmental activist and eco feminist, as well as being one of the founders of Navdanya (Nine Seeds) International...

Panellists
Mr. Anthony Dunne (United Kingdom)
Partner, Dunne + Raby

Design Discipline:Communication Design
Mr. Cory Kidd (US/Hong Kong)
CEO & Founder
Intuitive Automata
Design Discipline:Industrial Design
Ms. Susan Szenasy (US)
Chief Editor
Metropolis Magazine
Design Discipline:Interior Architecture / Design
 
Moderator
Mr. Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu
Dean
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University
 
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