India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers’ strike that is perhaps the largest in history. Sustainable fashion journalist Aditi Mayer interviewed sustainable farming activist Vandana Shiva about what is going on and the history behind it. Maria Gilardin of TUC radio reports what the stock market says about this bill and who is behind it. Note that the majority of farmers in India are women.
Host(s): Frieda Werden, Aditi Mayer
Featured Speakers/Guests: Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya, activist for farmers’ rights and sustainable farming. Aditi Mayer, South Asian-American sustainable fashion activist, journalist and video blogger: adimay.com and Aditi Mayer on YouTube. Maria Gilardin, TUC Radio
Credits: Interviews by Aditi Mayer adiamay.com and Aditi Mayer on Youtube. Editing by Frieda Werden.
Comments: For more usage permissions, contact Aditi Mayer through adimay.com. Link for Shiva’s organization: https://www.navdanya.org/