Biopiracy of climate resilient crops

gene giants steal farmers" innovation of drought resistant, flood resistant & salt resistant varieties.

Publisher: Navdanya in New Delhi

Written in English
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With reference to India.

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Includes bibliographical references.

ContributionsNavdanya (Organization)
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Number of Pages64
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Like Columbus — setting out for India, getting lost and arriving in the Americas, “discovered” “America” — Gates and Monsanto are “discovering” climate resilience. Today Biopiracy is carried out through the convergence of information technology and biotechnology. The biotechnology industry is spreading the misconception that without genetic engineering we will not be able to evolve crops with climate resilience.

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About this book. Introduction. Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops presents the basic concepts and strategies for developing climate.

Navdanya is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people's knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalisation and climate change.

Navdanya is a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural. Agriculture is very vulnerable to temperature and drought in semi-arid and arid regions. Farming communities are especially vulnerable to the potential impact of climate change on crop and livestock.

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Climate change has the potential to adversely impact agricultural productivity at local, regional, and continental scales.

1 Crops and livestock are exposed to increasing daytime and nighttime temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, more frequent weather extremes, and changing pressures from weeds, pests, and diseases.

1 Though the impact of these changes in specific regions of the. Her writings include Staying Alive, The Violence of the Green Revolution, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Monocultures of the Mind, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, as well as over papers in leading scientific and technical journals.

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