Monocropping Cultures into Ruin: The Loss of Food Varieties and Cultural Diversity

@article{Jacques2012MonocroppingCI,
  title={Monocropping Cultures into Ruin: The Loss of Food Varieties and Cultural Diversity},
  author={Peter J. Jacques and Jessica Racine Jacques},
  journal={Sustainability},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={2970-2997}
}
The loss of genetic diversity of thousands of plants and crops has been well documented at least since the 1970s, and has been understood as a result of epistemological and political economic conditions of the Green Revolution. The political economic arrangement of the Green Revolution, alongside a post-war focus on economies of scale and export-oriented growth, replace high-yield single varieties of crops for a diverse array of varieties that may not have the same yield, but may be able to… Expand

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