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On the Film GREEN

A new website created by a group of environmental anthropologists provides background and resources for the important documentary Green which critically explores the “green” palm oil industry and primates.

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New book on the Social World of Coffee

From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive:The Social World of Coffee from Papua New Guinea (Duke University Press).

In From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive, Paige West tracks coffee as it moves from producers in Papua New Guinea to consumers around the world. She illuminates the social lives of the people who produce coffee, and those who process, distribute, market, and consume it.

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Bt cotton: good for the field, bad for the farm?

New findings in India’s Bt cotton controversy: good for the field, bad for the farm?  Crop yields from India’s first genetically modified crop may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop yields may come at the expense of sustainable farm management, says a new study by a Washington University anthropologist.

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