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61 year old Bija Devi (center), affectionately known as Bijadidi, is the 'seed bank expert', and has worked with the organization since it was founded. She's known for her knowledge of indigenous seeds. ..Maize that has been harvested and dried, are to be grounded into powder that will be used to make bread in the winter months on Dr. Vandana Shiva's farm in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India on 5th September 2009. ..Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist turned environmentalist who campaigns against genetically modified food and teaches farmers to rely on indigenous farming methods.. .Photo by Suzanne Lee / For The National