Bioserfdom: Technology, Intellectual Property and the Erosion of Farmers' Rights in the Industrialized World

Gene Licensing Agreements; Precision Farming

Two trends in industrial agriculture are contributing to the erosion of farmers' rights and lead to bioserfdom: 1) Monsanto's 1996 gene licensing agreement; 2) "Precision farming" and the role it plays in the commodification of information technology and the growing influence of the life industry in farm-level decision-making.

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