The Green Revolution in India paved way for chemical intensive cultivation and a monocrop culture. Inspite of its economic merits - environmentalists believe it to be the first step to agricultural damnation. Over the years, just as super pests took over the average field pest, green revolution has made way to the gene revolution. Spawning a new generation of seeds that cross species barriers and claim to succeed where chemicals and pesticides have failed. Biotechnology has traveled far. Large corporations across the globe find this genetic manipulation of the seed a sure recipe for success. Genetic engineering has opened the door to global markets, and many chemical giants are eager to grab their share of the loot.

Directed by Rajani Mani & Deepti Seshadri

(2000)

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