Growing Resistance is the remarkable story of how Canadian farmers led an international coalition to a major victory for the anti-GM movement by defeating the introduction of Monsanto’s genetically modified wheat. Through interviews with producers, industry organizations, and biochemical companies, Emily Eaton demonstrates how the inclusion of producer interests was integral to the coalition’s success in voicing concerns about environmental implications, international market opposition to GMOs, and the lack of transparency and democracy in Canadian biotech policy and regulation.Growing Resistance is a fascinating study of the need to balance local and global concerns in activist movements and of the powerful forces vying for control of food production.
|Publisher:||University of Manitoba Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Emily Eaton is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Regina specializing in political economy and natural resource economies.
Table of Contents
Tables & illustrations vii
Chapter 1 Setting the Stage 8
Chapter 2 Regulating and Promoting Biotechnology in Canada 30
Chapter 3 The Difference between Bread and Oil: People-Plant Relationships in Historical Context 51
Chapter 4 Farmers Make Their Case against GM Wheat: Articulating the Politics of Production through Discourses of Consumption 90
Chapter 5 Only Consumers Get to Decide in the Market: Farmers Fight the Logic of Market Choice in GM Wheat 117
Conclusion: What's Next for Ami-GM Wheat Politics? 142