October 31, 2009 by The Herald-News (Illinois)
JOLIET — Vandana Shiva is giving new meaning to the old metaphor, “You reap what you sow.”
Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, urged more than 225 people to consider the food and ecological crisis as one in the same during her speech at the University of St. Francis.
“We have mastered the art of wasting the planet,” she said. “Land and water are being misused, polluted and disintegrated by nonsustainable agriculture. We need to reclaim the ethics of the gift of food.”