Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2005


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 15, No. 1, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


During the last two centuries, America's Central Plains have been transformed by agriculture. But during the past thirty years, agriculture has been transformed by biotechnology, by the rise of bigger and bigger farms, and by the influence of corporate research and marketing of seeds, pesticides, and other agricultural products. This book collects a set or important essays critical or the technology that has shaped and irrevocably changed our agricultural institutions in recent decades. The authors included are almost all uniformly critical or biotechnology, corporate farming, and the internationalization of' agricultural markets and trade rules. Their essays are passionate, articulate, and lucid. They are well worth the time of any thoughtful reader.