Cuidar La T T Ierra

Author: Jorge Riechmann
Publisher: Icaria Editorial
ISBN: 9788474266337
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Cultivar, criar ganado, pescar, practicar la acuicultura, comerciar con alimentos o comer son actividades con un alto contenido ético y político: asuntos que no pueden obviar los ciudadanos y ciudadanas responsables del siglo XXI. En estos últimos años, nos hemos ido haciendo cada vez más conscientes -a menudo a golpe de catástrofes como las "vacas locas", de preocupantes procesos como la destrucción del suelo fértil y la pérdida de la biodiversidad, o de grandes debates como los que suscitan los productos transgénicos. Jorge Riechmann (Madrid, 1962), conocido por sus ensayos anteriores sobre nuevos movimientos sociales, partidos verdes, ecosocialismo, ética ecológica o cultivos y alimentos transgénicos -además de autor de una extensa obra poética-, aborda en Cuidar la T(t)ierra la cuestión de como concebir un modelo agroalimentario sustentable para las décadas que vienen. Al final en el capítulo 14 leemos: "El actual sistema de agricultura industrial -que a escala mundial prevalece frente a la agricultura campesina, y se presenta a sí mismo como perfección de progreso- es un disparate en términos sociales, ecológicos, económicos y éticos. Constituye, en cuanto tal, una parte altamente representativa del todo aún más disparatado que constituya la actual sociedad industrial, dentro de la cual se sitúa. Mientras sigamos comiéndonos la Tierra en lugar de comer de la tierra, devorando petróleo en lugar de alimentarnos con la luz del sol, produciendo y extrayendo sin preocuparnos de cerrar los ciclos de materiales, el aceleradísimo declive de la biosfera que impulsamos en la actualidad se agravará sin freno. Es hora de cambiar de rumbo. Este libro querría contribuir a mostrar en qué dirección."

Global Public Goods

Author: Inge Kaul
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781783472994
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'"Global public goods" has become one of the most influential concepts in current international relations research. This reader brings together 29 of the most authoritative papers on global public goods of the last years, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, along with a comprehensive and insightful review article by Kaul, Blondin and Nahtigal. The book is an essential collection for both theorists and practitioners of global governance, covering areas as diverse as financial institutions, security, knowledge, health, areas beyond national jurisdiction, and global environmental change.'- Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Safety Of Genetically Engineered Foods

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309166157
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Assists policymakers in evaluating the appropriate scientific methods for detecting unintended changes in food and assessing the potential for adverse health effects from genetically modified products. In this book, the committee recommended that greater scrutiny should be given to foods containing new compounds or unusual amounts of naturally occurring substances, regardless of the method used to create them. The book offers a framework to guide federal agencies in selecting the route of safety assessment. It identifies and recommends several pre- and post-market approaches to guide the assessment of unintended compositional changes that could result from genetically modified foods and research avenues to fill the knowledge gaps.

World Hunger

Author: Joseph Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134183496
Size: 80.89 MB
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The revised edition of this text includes substantial new material on hunger in the aftermath of the Cold War; global food productioin versus population growth; changing demographics and falling birth rates around the world; the shifting focus of foreign assistance in the new world order; structural adjustment and other budget-slashing policies; trade liberalization and free trade agreements; famine and humanitarian interventions; and the thrid worldization of developed nations.

Return To Resistance

Author: Raoul A. Robinson
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889367746
Size: 51.90 MB
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Return to Resistance: Breeding crops to reduce pesticide dependence

Genescapes

Author: Stephen Nottingham
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842770375
Size: 75.47 MB
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This book introduces the lay reader to the ecological risks associated with transgenic organisms. Genetic engineering could make a valuable contribution within agriculture, although the initial promise of more abundant food, produced in an environmentally friendly manner, is not being fulfilled. Instead the technology is being promoted at the expense of sustainable alternatives that have fewer environmental and social costs.

Stolen Harvest

Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813166799
Size: 18.30 MB
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For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations. For centuries, farmers have evolved crops and produced an incredible diversity of plants that provide life-sustaining nutrition. In India alone, the ingenuity of farmers has produced over 200,000 varieties of rice, many of which now line store shelves around the world. This productive tradition, however, is under attack as globalized, corporate regimes increasingly exploit intellectual property laws to annex these sustaining seeds and remove them from the public sphere. In Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Shiva explores the devastating effects of commercial agriculture and genetic engineering on the food we eat, the farmers who grow it, and the soil that sustains it. This prescient critique and call to action covers some of the most pressing topics of this ongoing dialogue, from the destruction of local food cultures and the privatization of plant life, to unsustainable industrial fish farming and safety concerns about corporately engineered foods. The preeminent agricultural activist and scientist of a generation, Shiva implores the farmers and consumers of the world to make a united stand against the genetically modified crops and untenable farming practices that endanger the seeds and plants that give us life.

Plant Genetic Engineering

Author: B.B. Biswas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461393655
Size: 45.22 MB
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Eminent researchers provide broad coverage of plant molecular biology and genetic engineering, detailing technological advances in plant cell transformation and responses. This state-of-the-art text includes coverage of molecular action of plant growth hormone, signal transduction, light mediated expression of genes, and genetic engineering of crop plants and trees.