The Violence of the Green Revolution

The Violence of the Green Revolution

Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

Culture of the Land

by Vandana Shiva

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

266 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.00 in, 18 illustrations, 31 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780813166544
  • Published: January 2016

$24.95 SR


The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement—unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left lands ravaged by violence and ecological scarcity. A dedicated empiricist, Vandana Shiva takes a magnifying glass to the effects of the Green Revolution in India, examining the devastating effects of monoculture and commercial agriculture and revealing the nuanced relationship between ecological destruction and poverty. In this classic work, the influential activist and scholar also looks to the future as she examines new developments in gene technology.