> Vandana Shiva speaks about the Lunacy of GNP [^]
> GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS GNH [^]
How to Achieve Happiness? Making Sense of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats. For much of the world, individual prosperity and happiness are tied to the economic progress of a country and a key economic indicator used by various governments is the GDP or gross domestic product. This paradigm essentially implies that more we produce, happier we will be. The small country of Bhutan has challenged that notion by using Gross National Happiness or GNH as a key indicator for its progress vs. the commonly used Gross Domestic Product. Located between the two Asian powerhouses - China and India, Bhutan has a tremendously rich culture as well as immense natural beauty. In 1972, the King of Bhutan at that time came up with the term "gross national happiness" as a guiding principle for country's future progress.
> part1 4:45 minuter
This 3-part series of interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva about the future of food is one of the most contentious, revolutionary, profound, and important discussions of any, we have had to date on Food News. This is more than about the safety of biotechnology; its about the ability of all of us to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose.
> Part 2 8:22 minuter
In part two, Dr. Vandana Shiva expresses her strong views about the problems of hunger in the developing world; the struggle of farmers in India; biotechnology, and her prescription for the type of farming model she believes the world needs
> Part 3 6:41 minuter
Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement. In 1973, in a mountainous region in the Himalayas, women villagers, in heroic and desperate fashion, clung to the body of trees to protest against their forest being decimated by contractors for the States Forest Department. The entire ecology of the region, and thus the local economy of these villagers, depended upon preserving the integrity of their forest. The eventual success of this self-organized environmental movement to protect their own natural resources from exploitation, became a (non-violent) model for future environmental activism throughout the world