Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental Activist, Delhi, India and San Francisco, reveals what drove her to becoming an activist was attending the first meeting of the biotechnology industry where they set up the World Trade Organization and treaties were created to force third world countries replace traditional agriculture systems with mono-culture and GMO’s. How the patenting of life has boosted the application of genetic engineering in agriculture, leading to ecological contamination and the prosecution of farmers whose crops become contaminated. That California and genetically engineered foods have a long history beginning with the FLAVR SAVR tomato. The FLAVR SAVR tomato was the first genetically engineered crop product to be commercialized and California was where it was farmed. It was the first genetically engineered crop to fail. Mendocino County was the first county in the US to prohibit GMO’s.s.