Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution
Food's Frontier provides a survey of pioneering agricultural research projects underway in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, China, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru by a writer both well-grounded technically and sensitive to social and cultural issues. The book starts from the premise that the "Green Revolution" which averted mass starvation a generation ago is not a long-term solution to global food needs and has created its own very serious problems. Based on increasing yields by extensive use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and monoculture--agribusiness-style production of single crops--this approach has poisoned both land and farm workers, encouraged new strains of pests that are resistant to ever-increasing amounts of pesticides, and killed the fertility of land by growing single crops rather than rotating crops that can replenish nutrients in the soil. Solutions to these problems are coming from a reexamination of ancient methods of agriculture that have allowed small-scale productivity over many generations. Research in the developing world, based on alternative methods and philosophies, indigenous knowledge, and native crops, joined with cutting edge technology, offer hope for a more lasting solution to the world's increasing food needs.
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Beginning with the assumption that monocultures and high-input agriculture are unsustainable and that the "Green Revolution" has failed, environmental writer Manning (One Round River) attempts to lay a course for a new way to practice agricultural research and production. Research needs to be cast in a social matrix that integrates research using (and preserving) local farmers and culture, tested methods, diversification, smaller scales, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) friendly to local ecosystems and committed to improving the life of the poor. Agriculture extension programs have missed this approach, says Manning. He uses examples from projects funded by the McKnight Foundation in nine countries, including India, China, Uganda, Brazil, and Mexico. He does not rule out genetic engineering as part of the equation, arguing that this technology may be no more dangerous than our current methods of growing foods with high chemical inputs. Manning's book is not easily digested and often raises more questions than it answers. Suitable for academic libraries, it should be read (last chapter first) by agricultural researchers and policy makers as well as sociologists.DTim McKimmie, New Mexico State Univ. Lib., Las Cruces ...
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I picked this up on a whim while scanning the shelf at the APL; I'd read Manning's excellent Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization, which I think led me to more excellent ...
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