Green Revolution, Plant Biodiversity and Eco-Feminism

Citation:

De, Mitu. 2015. “Green Revolution, Plant Biodiversity and Eco-Feminism” The Beats of Natural Sciences 2 (2).

Author: Mitu De

Abstract:

Green Revolution is a unique event in the agricultural history of Independent India. It has saved us from the disasters of hunger and starvation. But higher yields and greater food security came at the expense of higher inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. The agricultural systems created by the Green Revolution are dependent on a handful of varieties for its major crops. The loss of biodiversity and traditional knowledge is detrimental for food security, nutritional security and also endangers health of peoples. The central tenet of ecofeminism is that social and environmental issues are not separate. The simultaneous emergence of women and environmental movements raises a question about the relationships between feminism and ecology.

Keywords: Green Revolution, ecofeminism, biodiversity loss, monoculture

Topics: Agriculture, Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Health, Security, Food Security Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 2015

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