publication . Article . 2015

responsible to whom seed innovations and the corporatization of agriculture

Kelly Bronson;
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  • Published: 02 Jan 2015 Journal: Journal of Responsible Innovation, volume 2, pages 62-77 (issn: 2329-9460, eissn: 2329-9037, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
In this paper, I use historical description to trace the processes by which hybrid seed innovations and their successors – genetically engineered (GE) seed systems – were co-produced with a techno-scientific infrastructure favoring chemical corporations and productivist farming at the expense of small farmers and alternative ways of organizing rural life. Using a discourse analysis method, I also shed light on why historical shifts in seed innovation were largely unmarked by controversy. I retrace the road to GE's success as a cultural enterprise, exploring the likelihood that this success was paved not just with the co-production of technologies and corporate i...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, Rural area, Hybrid seed, Discourse analysis, Political economy, Cultural studies, Economy, Politics, Corporatization, Agriculture, business.industry, business
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