The Politics of GM Crops in India
  • Release Date : 21 December 2020
  • Publisher : Routledge Chapman & Hall
  • Genre : Agriculture and state
  • Pages : 204 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0367350424
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Download or read book entitled The Politics of GM Crops in India by author: Asheesh Navneet which was release on 21 December 2020 and published by Routledge Chapman & Hall with total page 204 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book discusses the conflicting discourse around GM crops in India. It brings together concerns related to food production, farming, environment, health, ownership and policymaking on the use of genetically modified crops in India. The volume analyses apprehensions around GM technology from the perspective of the various stakeholders involved in the debate. Through field surveys and interviews with scientists, economists, environmentalists, civil society activists as well as cotton growing farmers from the states of Telangana and Maharashtra, it highlights the vulnerabilities and questions related to the short-term and long term impacts of using GM technology on farmers, food production, health, the agricultural economy and the environment. The book proposes ways for the use of GM technology which takes stock of economic and farming limitations and accordingly brings in reforms and policies to reconcile the conflicting arguments of stakeholders. This volume will be of great interest to researchers and students of development studies, political science, sociology, agricultural studies and sciences and biotechnology. It will also be useful for policymakers, think tanks and NGOs working with farmers or agriculture collectives on policy issues.