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On crop diversity and agricultural crisis

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This narrative of inevitable changover in agricultural production, changeover in seed that had to happen as part of a modernization process - that story really needed an integration of the farmers in those places, to really be thinking of what it would mean for farmers to be changing over to a new style of production, maybe marginalized from communities they're been a part of before, as a result of losing land or other experiences.

Historian Helen Anne Curry on her book Endangered Maize: Industrial Agriculture and the Crisis of Extinction from University of California Press.

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Helen Anne Curry

Helen Anne Curry is an associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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