OVERRIDE

Food's Frontier

The Next Green Revolution

Richard Manning

North Point Press

An eye-opening look at how the world will feed itself in the coming decades

By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution" that averted mass starvation a generation ago --pesticides, chemical fertilizers, focusing on a few key crops--are threatening the food supply for future generations. Interestingly, the solution to this dilemma seems most likely to emerge from the still-developing world, where alternative methods and philosophies, based on indigenous knowledge and native crops as well as genetic engineering and other technological advances, are still possible.
Richard Manning reports on this emerging Green Revolution, placing it in social and political context, and presenting some surprising and controversial solutions to this most pressing environmental problem.

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Food's Frontier
The SeedThe Case for a Second Green RevolutionConditions of life are forcing a fundamental shift in the nature of agriculture. A generation ago, some advances--largely in plant breeding--produced a quantum leap in food production, especially in the developing world, averting worldwide famine. We feed ourselves largely on those earlier gains, which we call the Green Revolution. Now we are in need of another such leap, but we lack the technology to effect it. This is the dilemma that frames all the efforts and debates this book will follow.A forecast of famine is nothing new. Since
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Praise for Food's Frontier

"Food's Frontier sets a new intellectual standard for placing genomics, biotechnology, and food security into the lives of ordinary people ... combining complex scientific principles with a remarkably accessible style."
--Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Human Natures and The Population Bomb

"Do you think advances in food production can only come from the likes of Monsanto, and other corporate giants with the might to develop whole new technologies? Do you think that the developing world must depend on the developed world for solutions to world hunger? The genius of Food's Frontier is that it shows us the many new answers emerging throughout the world, answers that are based on indigenous knowledge and native crops, answers that give us hope for a better world."
--John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, and founder of EarthSave

"Here is a book that complicates the subject at hand by describing both the cultural and biological fabric of the challenge to meet future food demands."
--Wes Jackson, author of Becoming Native to This Place, Founder and Director of The Land Institute

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard Manning

  • Richard Manning is the author of Last Stand, A Good House, Grassland, and One Round River. He lives in Montana.
  • Richard Manning © Michael Gallacher
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Food's Frontier

The Next Green Revolution

Richard Manning

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North Point Press

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