Refusal as radical care? Moving beyond modern industrial agriculture

Arora, Saurabh and Van Dyck, Barbara (2021) Refusal as radical care? Moving beyond modern industrial agriculture. Development. ISSN 1011-6370

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Abstract

In this contribution we approach the refusal of modern industrial agriculture, as an act of radical care. We begin by recognizing the unprecedented crises of biodiversity losses and climate disruptions, amidst widespread inequality in a global pandemic, which are linked with modern agricultural development. This development is underpinned by the objectification of ‘nature’ that is designed into strategies and technologies of extraction and control like chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hybrid seeds, genetic engineering and digitalization. Refusal of strategies and technologies of modern objectification, we argue, is an act of radical care that is geared towards nurturing alternatives grounded in the Earth’s pluriverse.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 17:49
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 14:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102896

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