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The Resource Corporate crops : biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control, Gabriela Pechlaner

Corporate crops : biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control, Gabriela Pechlaner

Label
Corporate crops : biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control
Title
Corporate crops
Title remainder
biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control
Statement of responsibility
Gabriela Pechlaner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Biotechnology crop production area increased from 1.7 million hectares to 148 million hectares worldwide between 1996 to 2010. While genetically modified food is a contentious issue, the debates are usually limited to health and environmental concerns, ignoring the broader questions of social control that arise when food production methods become corporate-owned intellectual property. Drawing on legal documents and dozens of interviews with farmers and other stakeholders, Corporate Crops covers four case studies based around litigation between biotechnology corporations and farmers. Pechlaner investigates the extent to which the proprietary aspects of biotechnologies--from patents on seeds to a plethora of new rules and contractual obligations associated with the technologies--are reorganizing crop production. The lawsuits include patent infringement litigation launched by Monsanto against a Saskatchewan canola farmer who, in turn, claimed his crops had been involuntarily contaminated by the company's GM technology; a class action application by two Saskatchewan organic canola farmers launched against Monsanto and Aventis (later Bayer) for the loss of their organic market due to contamination with GMOs; and two cases in Mississippi in which Monsanto sued farmers for saving seeds containing its patented GM technology. Pechlaner argues that well-funded corporate lawyers have a decided advantage over independent farmers in the courts and in creating new forms of power and control in agricultural production. Corporate Crops demonstrates the effects of this intersection between the courts and the fields where profits, not just a food supply, are reaped." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pechlaner, Gabriela
Dewey number
630
Index
index present
LC call number
SB106.B56
LC item number
P43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsanto Company
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Transgenic plants
  • Transgenic plants
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • Family farms
  • Family farms
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Plant biotechnology
Label
Corporate crops : biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control, Gabriela Pechlaner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Agricultural biotechnologies on the farm and around the world -- The coming of the third regime? Agricultural biotechnology regulation in Canada and the United States -- Biotechnology on the prairies: the rise of canola -- . . . and the fall of wheat -- Legal offense and defense on the Canadian prairies -- From when cotton was king to king Monsanto -- Starting a new regime: training the locals
Control code
ocn783173296
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 289 p.
Isbn
9780292739451
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292739451
  • (OCoLC)783173296
Label
Corporate crops : biotechnology, agriculture, and the struggle for control, Gabriela Pechlaner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Agricultural biotechnologies on the farm and around the world -- The coming of the third regime? Agricultural biotechnology regulation in Canada and the United States -- Biotechnology on the prairies: the rise of canola -- . . . and the fall of wheat -- Legal offense and defense on the Canadian prairies -- From when cotton was king to king Monsanto -- Starting a new regime: training the locals
Control code
ocn783173296
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 289 p.
Isbn
9780292739451
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292739451
  • (OCoLC)783173296

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