The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

by Vandana Shiva

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Overview

The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement — unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left lands ravaged by violence and ecological scarcity. A dedicated empiricist, Vandana Shiva takes a magnifying glass to the effects of the Green Revolution in India, examining the devastating effects of monoculture and commercial agriculture and revealing the nuanced relationship between ecological destruction and poverty. In this classic work, the influential activist and scholar also looks to the future as she examines new developments in gene technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813166544
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 01/14/2016
Series: Culture of the Land
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 234,792
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vandana Shiva is the director of Navdanya in India. A physicist, philosopher, and feminist, she is the author of more than twenty books and the recipient of more than twenty international awards.

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