Skeptical take on the Green Revolution
CBC's long-form/big think radio program Ideas recently featured a lecture called "Feeding Ten Billion"
from Raj Patel
, an Africa development scholar formerly with the World Bank, and author of The Value of Nothing
. Patel's perspective on global agriculture and social justice is incisive and contrarian. I've never heard anyone talk about the demerits of the "Green Revolution" in agriculture like this, and it was an eye-opener. A perfect hour-long listen for the weekend's chores. MP3 link