About the Author
A recipient of Swedens Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel”) and a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship, Maude Barlow is head of the Council of Canadians, Canadas largest public advocacy organization, and founder of the Blue Planet Project. She is the author of sixteen books, including Blue Gold and last years bestselling Too Close for Comfort. She sits on the board of directors of Food and Water Watch and the International Forum on Globalization. She lives in Ottawa.