Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology

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* Book: First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, 1492-2000. Jack Kloppenburg.

About the author

" In his work on the “foodshed,” he has envisioned the emergence of a sustainable food system founded on local/regional food production, regional reinvestment of capital, local job creation, the strength of community institutions, and direct democratic participation in the local food economy. Most recently, he has joined with farmers, plant breeders and sustainability advocates to establish the Open Source Seed Initiative, an organization committed to facilitating vigorous innovation in plant breeding by preserving the right to unencumbered use of shared seeds and their progeny in breeding programs."