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Title page, Copyright

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Introduction

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pp. 1-4

Over the past two decades every issue I have been engaged in as an ecological activist and organic intellectual has revealed that what the industrial economy calls "growth" is really a form of theft from...

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1. The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

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pp. 5-20

Food is our most basic need, the very stuff of life.
According to an ancient Indian Upanishad, "All that is born is born of anna [food]. Whatever exists on earth is born of anna, lives on anna, and in the end...

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2. Soy Imperialism and the Destruction of Local Food Cultures

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pp. 21-36

The diversity of soils, climates, and plants has contributed to a diversity of food cultures across the world. The maize-based food systems of Central America, the rice-based Asian systems, the teff-based...

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3. The Stolen Harvest under the Sea

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pp. 37-56

Worldwide, fish provide 17 percent of the animal protein in the human diet. Over 200 million people depend on fishing for their livelihoods.
Fish diversity is concentrated...

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4. Mad Cows and Sacred Cows

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pp. 57-78

When I gave a speech at the Dalai Lama's 60th birthday celebration, he wrote me two beautiful lines of compassion: "All sentient beings, including the small insects...

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5. The Stolen Harvest of Seed

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pp. 79-94

For more than 10,000 years, farmers have worked with nature to evolve thousands of crop varieties to suit diverse climates and cultures. Indian farmers have evolved thousands...

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6. Genetic Engineering and Food Security

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pp. 95-116

Genetic engineering has been sold as a green technology that will protect nature and biodiversity. However, the tools of genetic engineering are designed to steal nature's harvest by destroying...

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7. Reclaiming Food Democracy

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pp. 117-124

Food democracy is an imperative in this age of food dictatorship, in which a handful of global corporations control the global food supply and are reshaping it to maximize their profits...

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Afterword

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pp. 125-128

The failure of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Third Ministerial meeting in Seattle in late 1999 was a historic watershed. The rebellion on the streets and the...

Index

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pp. 129-144

About the Author

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pp. 145-147