war against giant seed companies (Specter, M., 2014). She believes that her intentions are for thefuture of humanity and the outcomes that comes from changing the way agriculture is used. People like her know exactly how to speak to the crowd and get them rowed up. She speaks of trends one being the diversity, democracy, freedom, joy, and culture of people’s lives. Her arguments are on the harms that is happening to the environment. Shiva has become so well known and considered a rockstar in the worldwide battle against genetically modified organisms. Like many activists they are compared to others who arewell known in history for their practices in saving the environment. She has be compared to Ghandi and to Mother Teresa. These activists become like gods to those who wish to follow theirviews. The more supports they gain the more it becomes their job to inflict more fear and open their mind to their views rather then having their own. As an Indian born woman she believes 6
Running Head: Future of Foodthat in order to feed the population of Indian there needs to be an “ever green revolution” one that combines advance science with a clear focus on maintaining the environment. The fears that she focuses on are that pollen from genetically engineered crops will go into the wild altering plant ecosystems. Her voice and becoming an activist came after going to a hearing where she realized that the government wants to put a patent on life in which she rejected the idea. After that she had created an organization (Specter, M., 2014). Virtue EthicsBiotech companies are becoming more profitable while farmers have to rely on subsidies in order to make some profit. The cost of producing a bushel of corn for a farmer cost them $3.20, the net return to the farmer is $2.20 so in the end the farmer is loosing $1 every time (Koons, D., 2004). The subsides that the farmers use support the most widely grown crops such as the corn, wheat, cotton and soybeans. The industrialization of agriculture is destroying the family farms and this is due to their actions to become on top and be making the most profits. They want to be the only reliable source that the world will need in order to survive for food that can become a scarcity. Governmental polices should be practiced to protect the family farms. It represents a test of fairness and justness in helping others, the community, responsibility that is associated with traditional family farms and if this will be a moral or spiritual test for the modernsociety (Zimdahl, R.L., 2012). Family farms hold values and virtues to live a good life not only for themselves but as well as for others. They may not be making a lot and loosing money however though they are the most who have an understanding and relationship with nature. European nations value the family farms because they hold many virtues; they see them as the backbone of rural communities and are essential to maintenance of national cultural richness (Zimdahl, R.L., 2012).
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