(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Globalization and Brazilian biosafety : the politics of scale over biotechnology governance

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Monsanto's request to commercialize its genetically-modified herbicide-resistant soybean technology in Brazil sparked heated debate and protest. The paper explores the conflict and illustrates how biosafety politics and policy outcomes are highly contested and situated, rather than controlled by external forces within the ever-expanding global economy. It argues that GM crops are not inherently artifacts of economic globalization and trade liberalization. Political strategies taken by the government in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian consumer protection activists, and Greenpeace exploit the new nature of GM crops as a means to expand the debate and rescale biotechnology governance


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 21, no7 [pp. 905-925]

Bibliographic references : 81 ref.

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