SERIES ON LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
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Series on Latin American Studies 6

Globalization and the Rural Environment

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674005310

Publication Date: 07/30/2001

Short

551 pages

6 x 9 inches

63 line illustrations, 1 halftone, 2 maps, 55 tables

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As the world transitions from an industrial society to an information society, agriculture has undergone a dramatic transformation. Food production in the 20th century was transformed by three revolutions: first mechanical, then genetic, and finally chemical. Now, in the 21st century, agriculture is going through at least two more revolutions: an information technology revolution leading to precision farming, and a biotechnology revolution leading to genetically engineered crops.

Organized by Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies with the collaboration of the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment, this interdisciplinary volume examines the impact of a variety of new technological, social, and economic trends on the rural environment.

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