Synopses & Reviews
Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position oachieved 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 the new project to apply the latest Gene Revolution technology to India and warns of the further environmental and social damage which will ensue.
About the Author
Vandana Shiva was one of India's leading physicists and is now a leading environmental campaigner, the winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize and the author of several books, including Soil not Oil (2008), Earth Democracy (2005) and Stolen Harvest (2001).
Table of Contents
1. Science and Politics in the green Revolution
2. 'Miracle Seeds' and the destruction of Genetic Diversity
3. Chemical Fertilizers and Soil Fertility
4. Intensive Irrigation, Large Dams and Water Conflicts
5. The political and Cultural Costs of the Green Revolution
6. Pepsico for peace? The Ecological and Political Risks of the Biotechnology Revolution
7. The Seed and the Spinning Wheel: The Political Ecology of Technological Change