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By Kees Jansen, Sietze Vellema

This quantity examines intimately how a ways agribusiness organisations are responding to the possibilities and pressures as a result of rising environmental information, to play their half within the "greening" of agriculture and nutrition. particularly, in what methods are those firms altering their R&D and company practices that allows you to increase new environmentally orientated items, prone and strategies of creation? And what can they modify in their personal volition, and the place is exterior course an important of environmentally pleasant innovation? those questions are explored via a sequence of hugely unique investigations of specific biotech and different agribusiness companies--including Monsanto, Ciba Geigy, Dole, and Chiquita--and their habit specifically elements of the area, together with California, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and relevant the USA.

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Vision 2000 in the year 2002 Over a decade since the launching of Vision 2000, the ‘prosperity of the enterprise’ was ‘ensured’ only by cutting off one of Ciba-Geigy’s life science legs – the Agricultural Division – as Syngenta, the ‘world’s first dedicated agribusiness company’. Despite the hype, it is clear that the Agricultural Division was dropped from the core pharmaceuticals business because of a steep decline in the strategic value of pesticides, seeds and crop biotechnology, and a perception that, as a maturing industry, the agricultural business would be a drag on the performance of the Pharmaceutical Division.

T. (1999) Thirty Cabbages: Greening the Agricultural ‘Life Science’ Industry, Gatekeeper Series no. 82. London: International Institute for Environment and Development. Vorley, W. and D. Keeney (eds) (1998a) Bugs in the System: Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture. London: Earthscan. Vorley, W. and D. Keeney (1998b) ‘Solving for Pattern’, in W. Vorley and D. Keeney (eds), Bugs in the System: Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture, pp. 193–215. London: Earthscan.

See also A. Krauer, ‘Plädoyer für den gesunden Menschenverstand: Ökologie im Verbund mit qualitativem und quantitativem Wachstum’, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 24/25 March 1990: 26. 5. The BIMAS Project in Java, Indonesia (1968 to ca. 1970), in which 400,000 ha of smallholder rice paddies were treated by twelve planes with the insecticide diazinon; the Gezira Cotton Project in the Gezira irrigation scheme in Sudan (1968 to ca. 1978) in which up to 75,000 ha of cotton farmed by tenant cultivators were 39 | t wo treated with DDT and then monocrotophos (with DDT mixtures and Nogos as emergency back-ups) (CIBA, 1968); the ‘Taona Zina’ Project in Madagascar (1982 to ca.

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