Monocultures of the Mind Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology

ISBN-10: 1856492184
ISBN-13: 9781856492188
Edition: 1993
Authors: Vandana Shiva
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction
Monocultures of the Mind
The 'Disappeared' Knowledge Systems
The Cracks of Fragementation
The Destruction of Diversity as 'Weeds'
'Miracle' Trees and 'Miracle' Seeds
The Green Revolution and 'Miracle' Seeds
The Non-Sustainability of Monocultures
Democratising Knowledge
Biodiversity: A Third World Perspective
'The Crisis of Diversity'
Primary Threats to Biodiversity
Effects of Biodiversity Erosion
First World Bio-imperialism and North-South Conflicts
Limitations of the Dominant Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation
From Bio-imperialism to Bio-democracy
Biotechnology and the Environment
Introduction
Biotechnology and Biohazards
Biotechnology and Chemical hazards
Biotechnology and Biodiversity
Biotechnology Substitutes and Economic Displacement in the Third World
Biotechnology, Privatisation and Concentration
Biotechnology, Patents and Private Property in Life Forms
Appendices to Chapter 3
The Seed and the Spinning Wheel: Technology Development and Biodiversity Conservation
Introduction
Technology Development and Sustainability
Diversity and Productivity
Conservation of the Seed and the Spinning Wheel
Conclusion
The Biodiversity Convention: An Evaluation from the Third World Perspective
Appendix to Chapter 5 (Convention on Biological Diversity, 5 June 1992)

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