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Seed Sharing in the Patent Office

Courtney Fullilove

in The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes the seed collection and distribution program of the US Patent Office Agricultural Department, which was absorbed into the new, autonomous US Department of Agriculture in 1862. ... More


Certification and the State: The Dilemmas of Growth

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Despite hostility from government officials and the conventional food establishment, organic grew in popularity among consumers throughout the 1970s and 80s. During this period organic farmers in ... More


Roots of Optimism and Anxiety

Susanna Rankin Bohme

in Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520278981
eISBN:
9780520959811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278981.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From the early 1950s through early 1960s, Dow and Shell marketed DBCP before toxicological testing was complete. Marketing techniques used the language of science to teach farmers about DBCP’s ... More


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