Not Such a Green Revolution| 8mins
Director: Jason Taylor | Producer: Jason Taylor
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United Kingdom
We are now witnessing the beginning of the second Green Revolution in India. The Punjab in northwest India was an experiment to test an oil-based, chemically dependent, corporately controlled model. The land, the water and its inhabitants are now testament to a failed system. A system driven not by a desire to enhance an already sustainable system, but to destroy it and replace it with one orientated around profit and plunder. The first Green Revolution was driven through the public sector; the second will be driven through the private. Is this really the right kind of revolution for Indian agriculture, and what will it mean for the 600 million farmers and their rich environments of biodiversity? The film is from an interview taken with Indian food policy analyst Devinder Sharmer (devinder-sharma.blogspot.com) and the farming communities of Punjab.