By Emily Eaton

In 2004 Candian farmers led a world coalition to an incredible victory for the anit-GM flow by way of defeating the advent of Monsanto's genetically transformed wheat. Canadian farmers' robust competition to GM wheat marked a stark distinction to earlier manufacturer attractiveness of alternative genetically transformed vegetation. by way of 2005, for instance, GM canola accounted for seventy eight percentage of all canola grown nationally. So why did farmers rise up for wheat?

In turning out to be Resistance, Emily Eaton unearths the motivating elements in the back of farmer competition to GM wheat. She illustrates wheat's cultural, historic, and political value at the Canadian prairies in addition to its position in crop rotation, seed saving practices, and the commercial livelihoods of prairie farmers.

Through interviews with manufacturers, agencies, and biochemical businesses, Eaton demonstrates how the inclusion of manufacturer pursuits was once essential to the coalition's luck in voicing issues approximately environmental implications, overseas industry competition to GMOs, and the inability of transparency and democracy in Canadian biotech coverage and rules.

Growing Resistance is an engaging research of profitable coalition development, of the necessity to stability neighborhood and international matters in activist events, and of the strong forces vying for keep watch over of meals production.

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