Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

In Seeds of Science, eco-activist Mark Lynas lifts the lid on the controversial story and misunderstood science of GMOs. In the mid-1990s, as the global media stirred up a panic about the risks of genetically modified crops, Lynas destroyed crop fields and spoke out in the press…until he realized he was wrong. This book explains why.

Twenty years after GMO crops became a source of controversy, scientists are working hard to devise new farming methods that will meet the world’s food requirements while causing the minimum amount of ecological harm. We’re now discovering that the environmentalist mainstream might have misjudged the GMO issue completely, and as a consequence we have forfeited two decades’ worth of scientific progress in perhaps the most vital area of human need: food.

No one is more aware of this fact than Mark Lynas. Starting out as one of the leading activists in the fight against GMOs-from destroying experimental crop fields to leading the charge in the press-in 2013 Lynas famously admitted that he got it all wrong. Lynas takes us back to the origins of the technology, and examines the histories of the people and companies who pioneered it. He explains what lead him to question his assumptions on GMOs, and how he is currently tracking poverty by using genetic modification to encourage better harvests.

Seeds of Science provides an explanation of the research that has enabled this technology-something which led to countless misconceptions about a field that could provide perhaps the only solution to a planet with a population of ten billion people.

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Comprehensive Fruit Science

Comprehensive Fruit Science
The book is useful for NET, ARS, SRF, JRF, Ph.D. and M.Sc. entrance examinations of BHU, IARI, GBPUAT, IGKV. This book has been written to cater the needs of a student appearing for the different examination of horticulture and fruit science. The book contains all-important information about basic horticultural practices, orchard management, pre and post harvest technology of fruits and plantation crops. About the Author : Prabhakar Singh is working in the Department of Fruit Science, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur as Professor from 2006 and Head since, 2016. Inspite of teaching, he is doing research and extension activites of Horticultural crops. He was awarded M.Sc. (Ag.) degree in Horticulture in 1985 and Ph.D. degree in Horticulture in 1989 by Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad. He started his carrier as Assistant Professor in Department of Horticulture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. He hold the positions of Director of Horticulture, Director of State Mission on Medicinal Plants, Mission Director of Jharkhand State Horticulture Mission and Chief executive Officer of Organic farming authority of Jharkhand, during which state got ‘Best performing state’ award by Govt. of India, New Delhi, ‘Leadership award-2012’ for the wasteland development by Soil Conservation Society of India and ‘Rashtriya Sahkarita Award’ by Adiwasi Krishiak Mahila Kalyan Parishad, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He also got appreciation award for litchi research and development in Chhattisgarh by ICAR-NRC Litchi, Muzaffarpur.
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Comprehensive Fruit Science

Comprehensive Fruit Science
The book is useful for NET, ARS, SRF, JRF, Ph.D. and M.Sc. entrance examinations of BHU, IARI, GBPUAT, IGKV. This book has been written to cater the needs of a student appearing for the different examination of horticulture and fruit science. The book contains all-important information about basic horticultural practices, orchard management, pre and post harvest technology of fruits and plantation crops. About the Author : Prabhakar Singh is working in the Department of Fruit Science, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur as Professor from 2006 and Head since, 2016. Inspite of teaching, he is doing research and extension activites of Horticultural crops. He was awarded M.Sc. (Ag.) degree in Horticulture in 1985 and Ph.D. degree in Horticulture in 1989 by Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad. He started his carrier as Assistant Professor in Department of Horticulture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. He hold the positions of Director of Horticulture, Director of State Mission on Medicinal Plants, Mission Director of Jharkhand State Horticulture Mission and Chief executive Officer of Organic farming authority of Jharkhand, during which state got ‘Best performing state’ award by Govt. of India, New Delhi, ‘Leadership award-2012’ for the wasteland development by Soil Conservation Society of India and ‘Rashtriya Sahkarita Award’ by Adiwasi Krishiak Mahila Kalyan Parishad, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He also got appreciation award for litchi research and development in Chhattisgarh by ICAR-NRC Litchi, Muzaffarpur.
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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative

Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family – all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction.

Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the “barbarians” who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.

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