RE: [fukuoka_farming] message to Fukuoka
- Thanks Kristi, it looks like a wonderful course that any one attending can
only learn and be inspired.
You're right, Vandana Shiva is an extraordinary woman, I heard her first on
the BBC delivering the Reith lectures I think. Powerful and utterly
reasonable in the face of globalisation and chemical agriculture. I've just
discovered she has her own website which is well worth exploring. It reminds
me of just how much good work is going on in India. While the middle classes
of India are expanding and demanding an ever more western lifestyle, there
is still an alternative culture to the West there, a bulwark against some of
our more technologically inspired madness.
From: wu_wei_school [mailto:sarabelum70@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 9:36 PM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] message to Fukuoka
I will gladly speak to Fukuoka about whatever is agreed upon. I am
sure that there will be plenty of time to chat. In fact, the class
schedule alots for a couple of hours a day of casual conversation
between teachers and students. I think he would respond better to
personal communication than to electronic correspondence.
I also have plenty of questions for the other teacher, Tewolde
Egziabher. He is the environmental secretary for Ethiopia, where
there is now a food surplus, because they have begun natural
farming. And Vandana Shiva, of course. She is such an amazing,
outspoken advocate for all third world farmers who are suffering so
much under the control of a few multinational corporations like
Monsanto, who have monopolized much of the world food supply.
I am planning on being inspired!
Just let me know what you want him to hear.
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