ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bt Cotton: Confusion Prevails

'Magical' Bt cotton seeds from Gujarat have flooded the market and the government is yet to begin any sort of education or information campaign to explain the problems with the seed and the precautions that need to be taken.

Science for Humanity or for Profit?

The Biotech Century: Harnessingthe Gene and Remaking the World by Jeremy Rifkin;Tarcher/Putnam Publishers, 1998; pp 272, $ 24.95.

The View from Vevey

Most writings on globalisation exemplify technological globalisation by referring to the importance of computer technology in international trade. In this paper, the focus is on the technology of genetic engineering. A recurring issues in the debate on globalisation is the question whether globalisation leads to homogenisation. This paper attempts a closer look at the nuances within the 'social movements' protesting globalisation, especially the farmers' movements and the Indian farmers' Inter-Continental Caravan (ICC) and the processes accompanying the resistance to globalisation, including perceptions of new technologies such as biotechnology.
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