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Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology

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Vandana Shiva has established herself as a leading independent thinker and voice for the South in that critically important nexus where questions of development strategy, the environment and the posititon of women in society coincide. In this new volume, she brings together her thinking on the protection of biodiversity, the implications of biotechnology, and the consequen ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Zed Books (first published 1993)
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Megan
The first essay in this book was amazing, but I ended up setting it down and getting wrapped up in schoolwork before I could finish it, and now it's in Illinois, and I'm in California. But the first piece is an amazing look at the essentially colonizing act of American corporations and scientific knowledge on Indian agriculture and indigenous knowledge.
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Nov 13, 2007 Lenaya rated it really liked it
Really helped open my eyes to the issues of both our monocrop agricultural approach as well as our production oriented monocrop mental issues. Will make you hate the corporation Monsantos.
LJ
Vandana Shiva takes it closer to the heart of issues- no unnecessary frills- she went straight to the "heart of the matter".

A book that worth your while. A must read.
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A major figurehead of the alter-globalization movement as well as a major role player in global Ecofeminism, Dr. Vandana Shiva is recipient to several awards for her services in human rights, ecology and conservation. Receiving her Ph.D in physics at the University of Western Ontario in 1978, Dr. Vandana Shivas attentions were quickly drawn towards ecological concerns.
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