The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

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University Press of Kentucky, 14 gen 2016 - 266 pagine

The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement -- unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left lands ravaged by violence and ecological scarcity. A dedicated empiricist, Vandana Shiva takes a magnifying glass to the effects of the Green Revolution in India, examining the devastating effects of monoculture and commercial agriculture and revealing the nuanced relationship between ecological destruction and poverty. In this classic work, the influential activist and scholar also looks to the future as she examines new developments in gene technology.

 

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Introduction
11
1 Science and Politics in the Green Revolution
19
2 Miracle Seeds and the destruction of Genetic Diversity
61
3 Chemical Fertilizers and Soil Fertility
103
4 Intensive Irrigation Large Dams and Water Conflicts
121
5 The Political and Cultural Costs of the Green Revolution
171
6 Pepsico For Peace? The Ecological and Political Risks of the Biotechnology Revolution
195
The Political Ecology of Technological Change
231
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Vandana Shiva is the director of Navdanya in India. A physicist, philosopher, and feminist, she is the author of more than twenty books and the recipient of more than twenty international awards.

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