Green Revolution

Rather than increasing food production through land reform and agroecology, the Green Revolution promotes technological intensification using new seed varieties, mechanization and agrochemicals. For an introduction to this issue, download our Food First Issue Primer on the Green Revolution

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Arroces dorados y consensos científicos

Blog | Carmelo Ruiz | Jul 15, 2016

El artículo original se puede encontrar aquí. “¡Se acabó el debate sobre los transgénicos! Los activistas alarmistas perdieron y la…

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Golden Rice and Scientific Consensus

Blog | Carmelo Ruiz | Jul 15, 2016

“The GMO debate is over! The alarmist activists have lost and science has won!” Well – that’s the impression one…

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When a banana is much more than a banana

Blog | Ahna Kruzic, Angie Carter and Rivka Fidel | Mar 7, 2016

Ames, Iowa – A recent controversy about an upcoming genetically engineered (GE) banana study at Iowa State University (ISU) highlights…

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The Spurning of Monsanto: Tip of the iceberg?

Blog | Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero | Feb 22, 2016

Early this month the Syngenta corporation made history by accepting a buyout bid from the Chinese state-owned company ChemChina. The…