Voices from the South is a collection of views and comments by leading voices of southern opposition to genetic engineering and tells stories of their struggles. It is our hope that it will break through the rhetoric, debunk the corporate myths and ensure that these voices shift the terms of debate on genetic engineering from a politics of despair to a politics of hope.
This book is comprised primarily of four long essays: Martin Khor's "How the South is Getting a Raw Deal at the WTO"; Walden Bello's "Building an Iron Cage: Bretton Woods Institutions, the WTO, and the South"; Vandana Shiva's "War Against Nature and the People of the South"; and Dot Keet's "Implications for Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries." Opening the volume is Jerry Mander's foreword and closing the volume are two close-ups of Nigeria and Chile, and an afterword by Anuradha Mittal. All the contributors are part of different environmental and human rights organizations in Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, India, the US, and Chile, and all weighing in at least when lives and living are at stake against those Northern policies of "free" trade and globalization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)