Book Notes

Farmageddon – Start: 27 Nov 2016

1962 Rachel Carson – Silent Spring Peter Roberts

  • Horsegate in UKay_101658430
  • Nerve agents to Fertilizers after world war II
  • Mao – 1958 gets people to kill sparrow (because sparrows eat a lot of grains)
  • In India, for example, around 200,000 farmers have killed themselves since 1997, typically after falling into debt. They mortgage themselves up to the hilt to buy ‘magic’ genetically modified seeds, then belatedly discover it is totally unsustainable for local conditions. The harvest fails. In the UK, a couple of dozen farmer suicides would trigger a national outcry; in India, the tragedy has unfolded almost in silence


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