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TitleThe Violence of the Green Revolution
AuthorVandana Shiva
ISBN0862329655
ImprintVandana Shiva Ltd
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Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages264

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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 examined 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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SreeKiran Yeeli

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

First of all kudos to author for her unbiased ,courageous and intensified research on Punjab Agriculture.The complex intricacies and adverse consequences resulted from Green and Biotech revolutions were explained in layman terms.The primitive or indigenous farming was replaced by high responsive and... (Sign in to see more)


Graham

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

A little note on the presentation There is a bit of repetitiveness, but that allows for each chapter to be read independently.I think this book is very important, if not the most important book I ve read The accumulated knowledge of 10,000 years is not an object for tampering by foreign interests Th... (Sign in to see more)


Lakshman Srikanth

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva analyses the Green Revolution and its components very lucidly and with good perspective She talks about how Green Revolution has become a bane in disguise of a boon She touches upon how Green Revolution leads to Genetic Uniformity how it affects Bio diversity , how it acts against the ... (Sign in to see more)


Marc

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

The book now is that 20 years old but able to drive home some points that still ring true Especially in regard to agriculture a sustainable approach should be the better one in the long run Shiva shows how misleading the numbers are and how sometimes good intention feeding the poor can have so many... (Sign in to see more)


Jessica Zu

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

This book was first published almost 20 years ago and at that time The Guardian called her one of the most prominent radical scientists However, I find Dr Shiva s view not only sensible but also useful in constructing a wonderful postmodern world.Western science and technology has done enough damage... (Sign in to see more)


Marcy

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

Truly brilliant This should be mandatory reading for all humans Shiva connects so many crucial strands of environmental politics from the corporate multinationals to the local, cultural elements to the science behind our practices What was especially enlightening about this book is the depth to whic... (Sign in to see more)


Laura Morriss Hodge

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

The book as a whole does a good job confronting some very important topics in modern agriculture, specifically those piting scientific study against traditional knowledge The author s thesis that the violence cause in the Punjab region is not due to religious sectarianism as the Indian government an... (Sign in to see more)


Merinde

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

Hmm There were some interesting things about the politics of food production, but I m not sure how seriously I should take her recommendation from someone I like but who isn t any educated on the subject than I am, so I m taking this one with a grain of salt.


Aparna Bhumi

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

It changed my perspective on technological intervention and development Green Vs Red is amazing insight.


Mike

The Violence of the Green Revolution By Vandana Shiva

Just finished it As usual, loved the information, but she s got a way of saying the same things over and over again.Recommended


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