New Works in the Field / The Green Revolution

Raising Yields and Losing Genes

Editors’ Note: Helen Anne Curry continues HistPhil‘s forum on the Green Revolution. Here, she argues that the history of the Rockefeller Foundation’s involvement in the conservation of crop biodiversity offers insight into how the foundation navigated the science and politics of a problem that it had itself contributed significantly to generating.  In 1943, the Rockefeller Foundation … Continue reading