Asian Age, Sep 9th, 2015 – The Dharma of Food

The Dharma of Food

Dr Vandana Shiva

In our dharma of food, anna is creation, the cycle of life is a food cycle, good food is medicine (sarvaushada), and the growing and sharing of good food, in abundance, is the highest duty. The ability to carry out this duty relies on our capacity to know the difference between good food and bad, between systems that hold ecosystems together or completely violate all ethics and dharma for shortsighted greed — pushing annadatas into debt, distress and suicide and destroying our health through disease epidemics.

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