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Seeds of Resistance Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Resistance  Seeds of Hope Author Virginia D. Nazarea
ISBN-10 9780816599073
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 272
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Food is more than simple sustenance. It feeds our minds as well as our bodies. It nurtures us emotionally as well as physically. It holds memories. In fact, one of the surprising consequences of globalization and urbanization is the expanding web of emotional attachments to farmland, to food growers, and to place. And there is growing affection, too, for home gardening and its “grow your own food” ethos. Without denying the gravity of the problems of feeding the earth’s population while conserving its natural resources, Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope reminds us that there are many positive movements and developments that demonstrate the power of opposition and optimism. This broad collection brings to the table a bag full of tools from anthropology, sociology, genetics, plant breeding, education, advocacy, and social activism. By design, multiple voices are included. They cross or straddle disciplinary, generational, national, and political borders. Contributors demonstrate the importance of cultural memory in the persistence of traditional or heirloom crops, as well as the agency exhibited by displaced and persecuted peoples in place-making and reconstructing nostalgic landscapes (including gardens from their homelands). Contributions explore local initiatives to save native and older seeds, the use of modern technologies to conserve heirloom plants, the bioconservation efforts of indigenous people, and how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been successfully combated. Together they explore the conservation of biodiversity at different scales, from different perspectives, and with different theoretical and methodological approaches. Collectively, they demonstrate that there is reason for hope.



Plant Ethics

Plant Ethics Author Angela Kallhoff
ISBN-10 9781351627573
Release 2018-05-30
Pages 238
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Large parts of our world are filled with plants, and human life depends on, interacts with, affects and is affected by plant life in various ways. Yet plants have not received nearly as much attention from philosophers and ethicists as they deserve. In environmental philosophy, plants are often swiftly subsumed under the categories of "all living things" and rarely considered thematically. There is a need for developing a more sophisticated theoretical understanding of plants and their practical role in human experience. Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications aims at opening a philosophical discussion that may begin to fill that gap. The book investigates issues in plants ontology, ethics and the role of plants and their cultivation in various fields of application. It explores and develops important concepts to shape and frame plants-related philosophical questions accurately, including new ideas of how to address moral questions when confronted with plants in concrete scenarios. This edited volume brings together for the first time, and in an interdisciplinary spirit, contemporary approaches to plant ethics by international scholars of established reputation. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy and Ethics.



The Routledge History of American Foodways

The Routledge History of American Foodways Author Jennifer Jensen Wallach
ISBN-10 9781317975229
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 410
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The Routledge History of American Foodways provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of food in the Americas from the pre-colonial era to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest food studies research, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of four parts. The first part explores the significant developments in US food history in one of five time periods to situate the topical and thematic chapters to follow. The second part examines the key ingredients in the American diet throughout time, allowing authors to analyze many of these foods as items that originated in or dramatically impacted the Americas as a whole, and not just the United States. The third part focuses on how these ingredients have been transformed into foods identified with the American diet, and on how Americans have produced and presented these foods over the last four centuries. The final section explores how food practices are a means of embodying ideas about identity, showing how food choices, preferences, and stereotypes have been used to create and maintain ideas of difference. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, The Routledge History of American Foodways comprises work from a leading group of scholars and presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of food in American culture.



Governing Agricultural Sustainability

Governing Agricultural Sustainability Author Phil Macnaghten
ISBN-10 9781317486015
Release 2015-06-26
Pages 262
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Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they have been marred by controversy and all too commonly their regulation has been challenged as inadequate, even biased. This book aims to understand these dynamics, examining the impacts of GM crops in diverse contexts and their potentials to contribute to sustainable agricultural futures. Part 1 draws on research from three global ‘rising powers’ – Brazil, India and Mexico – exploring the views of scientists, farmers and publics. Using a diverse array of ethnographic and qualitative methodologies, the book examines the dynamics that have underpinned the controversy in three diverse geo-political contexts, the manner in which dominant institutional framings have been closely aligned with the interests of powerful elites, and the multiple ways in which these have been resisted through local, symbolic and material practices. Part 2 comprises a series of short comment pieces from 11 leading social and natural scientists responding to the question of how to develop a policy framework for the responsible innovation of sustainable, culturally appropriate and socially just agricultural GM technologies. This innovative book offers new insights for researchers and postgraduates in Science and technology studies, Agro-ecology and Environmental Studies, Development studies, Anthropology, Human Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Latin American studies, and Asian studies.



Journal of Anthropological Research

Journal of Anthropological Research Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822041737784
Release 2014
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Latin America and the Caribbean LAC Report

Latin America and the Caribbean  LAC  Report Author International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project)
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822037315256
Release 2009
Pages 236
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The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented three-year collaborative effort, the IAASTD involved more than 400 authors in 110 countries and cost more than $11 million. It reports on the advances and setbacks of the past fifty years and offers options for the next fifty years. The results of the project are contained in seven reports: a Global Report, five regional Sub-Global Assessments, and a Synthesis Report. The Global Report gives the key findings of the Assessment, and the five Sub-Global Assessments address regional challenges. The volumes present options for action. All of the reports have been extensively peer-reviewed by governments and experts and all have been approved by a panel of participating governments. The Sub-Global Assessments all utilize a similar and consistent framework: examining and reporting on the impacts of AKST on hunger, poverty, nutrition, human health, and environmental/social sustainability. The five Sub-Global Assessments cover the following regions: Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) East and South Asia and the Pacific (ESAP) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) North America and Europe (NAE) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)



Diversity

Diversity Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054678218
Release 1999
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Panoscope

Panoscope Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00314815N
Release 1989
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Cultivating knowledge

Cultivating knowledge Author Walter de Boef
ISBN-10 1853392073
Release 1993-10
Pages 206
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International Environment Reporter

International Environment Reporter Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822027662071
Release 1999
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Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective

Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective Author B. P. Singh
ISBN-10 WISC:89087443800
Release 2004
Pages 715
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The Journal of NIH Research

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ISBN-10 UCSC:32106012333586
Release 1992
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The Conservation and Development Programme for the UK

The Conservation and Development Programme for the UK Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015001739559
Release 1983
Pages 496
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Viewpoints

Viewpoints Author Jay H. Withgott
ISBN-10 0136019714
Release 2007-10
Pages 64
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World Resources 1994 95

World Resources 1994 95 Author World Resources Institute
ISBN-10 019521045X
Release 1994
Pages 400
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Surveys environmental conditions



World Resources 1994 1995

World Resources 1994 1995 Author World Resources Institute
ISBN-10 0195210441
Release 1994-05-12
Pages 416
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Surveys environmental conditions



Non wood News

Non wood News Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P011630401
Release 2006
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