Violence of the Green Revolution by Vandana Shiva
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Violence of the Green Revolution
By Vandana Shiva

The Violence of the Green Revolution

Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics

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Violence of the Green Revolution by Vandana Shiva

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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. Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position achieved by modern science, whereby it both aspires to provide technological solutions for social and political problems while at the same time disclaiming responsibility for the new problems which it creates in its wake, the author looks to the future in an analysis of a new project to apply the latest Gene Revolution technology to India and warns of the further environmental and social damage which will ensue.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780862329655
ISBN-10: 0862329655
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is the author of the much-acclaimed Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development. Physicist, philosopher and feminist, she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, Dehradun. She is active in citizens' action against environmental destruction, including the Chipko Movement. She is also the Science and Environment Advisor of the Third World Network.

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