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Food for the few : neoliberal globalism and biotechnology in Latin America / edited by Gerardo Otero
1st ed
Austin : University of Texas Press, c2008
book jacket
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Subject(s) Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Latin America
Agricultural biotechnology -- Latin America
Farmers -- Latin America
Produce trade -- Latin America
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Latin America
Physical Description xiii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Neoliberal globalism and the biotechnology revolution: economic and historical context / Gerardo Otero -- Latin American agriculture, food, and biotechnology: temperate dietary pattern adoption and unsustainability / Gerardo Otero and Gabriela Pechlaner -- Exporting crop biotechnology: the myth of molecular miracles / Kathy McAfee -- Biosafety regulation and global governance: the problem of absentee expertise in Latin America / Kees Jansen and Esther Roquas -- Unnatural growth: the political economy of biotechnology in Mexico / Manuel Poitras -- Importing corn, exporting labor: the neoliberal corn regime, GMOS, and the erosion of Mexican biodiversity / Elizabeth Fitting -- Political economy of agricultural biotechnology in North America: the case of rBST in La Laguna, Mexico / Gerardo Otero, Manuel Poitras, and Gabriela Pechlaner -- Genetically modified soybeans and the crisis of Argentina's agriculture model / Miguel Teubal -- Brazilian biotechnology governance: consensus and conflict over genetically modified crops / Wendy E. Jepson, Christian Brannstrom, and Renato Stancato de Souza -- Brazilian farmers at a crossroads: biotech industrialization of agriculture or new alternatives for family farmers? / Shuji Hisano and Simone AltoƩ -- Social movements and techno-democracy: reclaiming the genetic commons / Manuel Poitras -- Conclusion: food for the few? / Gerardo Otero and Gabriela Pechlaner
Alternate Author Otero, Gerardo

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