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Seed bank manager, Bijadidi explains seeds and conservation in the seed bank in Dr. Vandana Shiva's farm in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India on 5th September 2009. ..61 year old Bija Devi, 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. ..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