By Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas
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Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science, say Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas.
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
By Eric Holt-Giménez
Over twenty years ago, over a cup of very strong, sweet and freshly roasted coffee, a wizened campesino farmer from Nicaragua tried to explain his theory of social change to me.
“Our movement is the change,” he said.
I countered that the movement was a means to change, and pushed him to give me his vision of the change the movement was fighting for. He shook his head impatiently, “No, no!” he insisted, “You don’t get it!”