Although Argentina's use of genetically modified (GM) soybean seeds has spurred a major agricultural boom, it has also had a negative impact on many communities. In Soybeans and Power, Pablo Lapegna explores the ways in which these communities have coped with GM soybean expansion. Peasants initially resisted, yet ultimately adapted to the new agricultural technologies, playing an active role in their own demobilization in order to maneuver the situation to their advantage. A rare glimpse into the life cycle of a social movement, Soybeans and Power gives voice to the communities most adversely affected by GM technology and the strategies that they have enacted in order to survive.
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Pablo Lapegna is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia
"This is a brilliant book, one sorely needed. Lapegna's beautifully-written ethnography of the contested politics of GM crops in Argentina is critical in the best sense of the word - a vital contribution to a debate that is often rendered in black and white."-Wendy Wolford, Cornell University
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Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 250 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0190215135