The “Green Revolution” was once the pride and joy of international development efforts throughout the world. It was widely hailed as the application of “science” to agriculture. This is no longer the case. This is Part 1 of a multi-part series of reflections upon the problematic nature of the “Green Revolution” and its aftermath as its achievements are beginning to be assessed for their social, economic, political and long-term ecological impacts upon the globe.
It is becoming increasingly clear that in order to survive humanity will need to undertake a paradigm shift away from the logic of the “hunger fighters” who were so instrumental in pursuing and promoting the petro-intensive technologies of the “Green Revolution.”
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