First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, 1492-2000

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CUP Archive, Jun 29, 1990 - Science - 349 pages
Science, agriculture, and social change; The genetic foundation of American agriculture; Public science ascendant: plant breeding comes of age; Heterosis and the social division of labor; Plant breedrs' rights and the social division of labor: historical perspective; Seeds of struggle: plant genetic resources in the world system; Outdoing evolution: biotechnology, botany, and business; Directions for deploument.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Science agriculture and social change
19
The genetic foundation of American agriculture
50
plant breeding comes
66
Heterosis and the social division of labor
91
Plant breeders rights and the social division
130
plant genetic resources in
152
biotechnology botany
191
Directions for deployment
242
Conclusion
278
Notes
291
References
312
Index
345
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