Global Threats, Global Changes and Connected Communities in the Global Agrofood System

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)


Maybe the most disturbing feature of the global influences discussed in this and previous volumes in this book series is that their impacts are not evenly distributed over the globe. For instance, as Úrsula Oswald Spring (chap. 62) points out below, while the benefits of using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are likely to bestow especially on northern countries, their more problematic aspects are likely to be exacerbated by, and add to, the negative conditions prevailing in the South. As her analysis makes clear, only in an economically more equitable world economy and a more sustainable global agrofood system, GMOs may provide solutions to some of the more pressing challenges facing global food production.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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