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Good Crop / Bad Crop: Seed Politics and the Future of Food in Canada

Kuyek, Devlin

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ISBN 10: 1897071213 / ISBN 13: 9781897071212
Published by Between the Lines, 2007
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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The story of the privatizatio of the seed and corporated control of food and the seed it comes from. Near fine condition softcover. This small book will cost less to mail than the average size book quoted. Bookseller Inventory # 16488

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Title: Good Crop / Bad Crop: Seed Politics and the ...

Publisher: Between the Lines

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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IN RECENT YEARS Canadians have become more and more concerned about the origins oftheir food and the environmental impacts of pesticides in agriculture. What is less well knownis that pesticide corporations such as Monsanto and Du Pont have bought their way into theseed industry and are taking control of what was once the exclusive domain of farmers.In Good Crop / Bad Crop, Devlin Kuyek deftly examines the economic and environmentalbackground of the modern seed trade from a Canadian perspective. Historically seeds wereviewed more as public goods than as commodities, and plant breeding objectives were widelyshared by scientists, governments, and farmers. Now that approach is changing; seeds havebecome increasingly commodified, and plant breeding has become subject to corporate priorities.Farmers and citizens in Canada, Kuyek points out, need to heed the hard-won lessons fromthe developing world, where farmers greatly damaged by the much-heralded approaches of theGreen Revolution are now taking steps to reclaim control over seed supplies, food security, andtheir futures.

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Devlin Kuyek is the Canadian co-ordinator for GRAIN, an international NGO that promotes sustainable management and agricultural biodiversity.

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