Vandana Shiva (India): Physicist, epistemologist, ecologist, and Indian feminist with a PhD in the philosophy of science. She founded “Navdanya,” an association which works to protect biodiversity and farmers’ rights. She also heads the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Ms Shiva is an outspoken advocate of traditional and organic farming methods as an alternative to the unceasing expansion policies of multinational food corporations. Vandana Shiva was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1993.