|About the Book|
The book ?Development Misplaced? is an important record of behind the scene pressures on Indias farmers brought on by a small group of multinational companies [MNCs]. Their manipulations are unknown to farmers and consumers. These companies controlMoreThe book ?Development Misplaced? is an important record of behind the scene pressures on Indias farmers brought on by a small group of multinational companies [MNCs]. Their manipulations are unknown to farmers and consumers. These companies control global markets in seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, food grains, and common foods. Their sole aim is to take complete control over global agriculture, food production and distribution. To add to Indias woes, our political leaders, planners and scientists have become a pawn in the hands of these MNCs. The book exposes Indian establishments compulsive and habitual lying. The foreword written by Dr. GVG Krishnamurty, former Election Commissioner of India, precisely summarizes different sections in the book. Readers should note that a person can live without food for about seven days before the bodys vital organs and systems start collapsing but it takes a full season-from seventy to 120 days- to grow food crops. An important contribution of the author is that he has devoted an entire section on Genetically Engineered seeds. GE seeds are almost entirely controlled by about seven multinational corporations. The food crops that are produced from these seeds have proven to be poisonous in every independent study carried out in Russia, UK, France, and the USA. Every study has shown that these foods cause cancers, vital organ failures and sterility. Cattle grazing on Genetically Engineered cotton fields have died within days and the deaths occurred from stable toxins in the blood. This Government in league with MNCs, led by worlds largest seed company Monsanto, wants to feed this nation poison. It is a huge issue, an issue of our survival as a healthy nation. Along with destruction of human health, these MNCs are destroying soil health, environmental health and animal health. The author has done well to expose the behind the scene pressures of these MNCs to change the regulatory framework, create monopolistic control over seed supply, force farmers to leave farming and dismantle Indias thousands of years of food and nutrition security. Indias food and nutritional security, built over thousands of years of painstaking effort by farmers, is being completely undermined by a group that is determined to starve India, force a proud nation on its knees, and once again enslave this nation. In essence, the book is about that process of enslavement.