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The Resource Seeds of resistance : the fight to save our food supply, by Mark Schapiro

Seeds of resistance : the fight to save our food supply, by Mark Schapiro

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Seeds of resistance : the fight to save our food supply
Title
Seeds of resistance
Title remainder
the fight to save our food supply
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by Mark Schapiro
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eng
Summary
"Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food. Three quarters of the seed varieties on Earth in 1900 had become extinct by 2015. In Seeds of Resistance, Schapiro takes us onto the frontlines of a struggle over the seeds that remain, one that will determine the long-term security of our food supply in the face of unprecedented climate volatility. Schapiro reveals how more than half of all commercially-traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multinational agri-chemical companies. At just the time when scientists tell us we need a spectrum of options to respond to climatic changes, thousands of seed varieties are being taken off the market and replaced by the companies' genetically engineered or crack-baby seeds, addicted to chemical pesticides and herbicides from the day they are planted. Schapiro dives deep into the rapidly growing movement in the United States and around the world to defy these trends and assert autonomy over locally-bred seeds--seeds which are showing high levels of resilience to the onrushing and accelerating impacts of climate change."--
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1955-
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Schapiro, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1951-
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Talbot, David
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  • Food supply
  • Crops and climate
  • Seeds
  • Agricultural industries
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Seeds of resistance : the fight to save our food supply, by Mark Schapiro
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Publication
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  • 31223129931581
  • 31223129931607
  • 31223129931615
  • 31223127582030
  • 31223125692930
  • 31223129931599
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by David Talbot -- Introduction: seeds & canaries -- A seed chronicle foretold -- Genetic vulnerability: how we got here -- Seeds, Inc. -- Acts of man: the genetic co-existence conundrum -- Genetic roulette: engineering the seed -- Seed rebels -- Postcards from the paradigm shift -- Seeds: the elephant and the acorn
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781510705760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020512590
Label
Seeds of resistance : the fight to save our food supply, by Mark Schapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223129931581
  • 31223129931607
  • 31223129931615
  • 31223127582030
  • 31223125692930
  • 31223129931599
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) 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
Foreword / by David Talbot -- Introduction: seeds & canaries -- A seed chronicle foretold -- Genetic vulnerability: how we got here -- Seeds, Inc. -- Acts of man: the genetic co-existence conundrum -- Genetic roulette: engineering the seed -- Seed rebels -- Postcards from the paradigm shift -- Seeds: the elephant and the acorn
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781510705760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020512590

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