The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics
Zed Books, 1991 - 264 pagine
As the agricultural systems of many countries are poised, as a result of the recent advances in biotechnology for what may soon come to be called the Second Green Revolution, this book is particularly appropriate. Vandana Shiva examines the impact of the first Green Revolution on the breadbasket of India. In a cogent empirical argument, she shows how the 'quick fix' promise of large gains in output pushed aside serious pursuit of an alternative agricultural strategy grounded in respect for the environmental wisdom of peasant systems and building an egalitarian, needs-prientated agriculture consistent with the village-based, endogenous political traditions of Gandhism. Dr Shiva documents the destruction of genetic diversity and soil fertility that resulted and in highly original fashion shows how the Green Revolution also contributed to the acute social and political conflicts now tearing the Punjab apart.
Science and Politics in the Green Revolution
Miracle Seeds and the destruction
Chemical Fertilizers and Soil Fertility
Intensive Irrigation Large Dams and Water Conflicts
The Political and Cultural Costs
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