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Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Pablo Lapegna

Abstract

Genetically modified (GM) or transgenic crops transformed global agriculture since their commercial release in the mid-1990s. GM crops are the product of genetically engineered seeds that are resistant to herbicides and insects. The United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina account for 80% of the global area planted with GM crops. Based on a decade of research (2003–2013), this book investigates the ways in which peasants and rural populations resist but also negotiate the socioenvironmental consequences of GM soybeans in Argentina. The Argentine government authorized the use of GM, herbici ... More

Keywords: genetically modified crops, agrochemicals, environment, social movements, peasants, demobilization, commodity boom, Argentina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215132.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo Lapegna, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia