[Marxism] Food imperialism: Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Sun Sep 20 20:22:29 MDT 2009
In January 1975, I was invited to debate Norman Borlaug at Santa Barbara
Community College. Because of his fame, it was scheduled for a very large
auditorium. For some reason, he did not or could not show up, but
participated via some video hookup on a movie screen.
I attacked the Green Revolution on several points: Water equity,
pesticides, credit dependency, the Rockefeller interests in seeing greater
consumption of petrochemicals, displacement of small farmers, etc.
He was condescending, but because it was California in the 1970s, I think
that the majority was with me. But then, as we aging basketball players
say, "the older get, the better I was."
California State University
Chico, CA 95929
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