Although Argentina’s use of genetically modified soybean seeds has spurred a major agricultural boom, it also has had a negative impact on many communities. UGA’s Pablo Lapegna explores the ways in which these communities have coped with GM soybean expansion in his new book Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina.
An assistant professor of sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Lapegna also is on the faculty of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.
A launch event for Soybeans and Power will be held Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. in Room 268 of the Miller Learning Center. Open to the public, the program will include a question-and-answer session with Lapegna and a panel discussion with Patricia Richards, a professor of sociology and women’s studies, and Jennifer Jo Thompson, an assistant research scientist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an adjunct faculty member in the anthropology department.