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The Vandana Shiva reader

Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Lexington, KY : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015. ©2014
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity."--Wendell Berry, from the foreword. Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India, Vandana Shiva became one of the world's most influential and highly  Read more...
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Named Person: Vandana Shiva; Vandana Shiva
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vandana Shiva
ISBN: 9780813153292 0813153298
OCLC Number: 1023826619
Description: viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The gendered politics of food --
Science and politics in the green revolution --
The hijacking of the global food supply --
Hunger by design --
Monocultures of the mind --
Toward a new agriculture paradigm: health per acre --
Can life be made? Can life be owned? Redefining biodiversity --
The seed and the earth --
Seeds of suicide: the ecological and human costs of the globalization of agriculture --
Seed freedom: what is at stake --
Food and water --
Soil, not oil --
The GMO emperor has no clothes: genetic engineering is a failed technology.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: Vandana Shiva ; foreword by Wendell Berry.

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In The Vandana Shiva Reader, Shiva assembles her most influential writings, combining trenchant critiques of the corporate monopolization of agriculture with a powerful defense of biodiversity and  Read more...

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"Vandana Shiva stands alone as an powerful critic of industrial agriculture. The clarity of her voice and the commitment of her life work are evident in this reader. There are few who match her Read more...

 
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