Disrupting Maize: Food, Biotechnology and Nationalism in by Gabriela Méndez Cota PDF

By Gabriela Méndez Cota

Disrupting Maize undertakes a serious interrogation of maize, the staple nutrition and image of the Mexican state. because the centre of beginning and genetic diversification of maize, the Mexican territory is looked at the present time as being below danger of irreversible ‘contamination’ by means of genetically engineered maize, an imported biotechnological product. while the 1st evidences of such ‘contamination’ have been present in 2001, an anti-GM circulate used to be born that quick turned articulated as a defence of cultural id and nationwide sovereignty.

Disrupting Maize mobilizes modern theoretical assets in a severe exam of the cultural politics at paintings within the Mexican defence of maize. From such an exam ‘biotechnological disruption’ emerges provocatively as constitutive of Mexican nationalism instead of externally imposed to it via company gamers. in addition, it really is provocatively conceptualized as a present, that's, because the promise of a extra democratic Mexico.

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