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Consequences of Raising Cane

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Science  12 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5579, pp. 199
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074218

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States of Nature Science, Agriculture, and Environment in the Spanish Caribbean, 1760-1940. Stuart McCook. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2002. 215 pp. $50. ISBN 0-292-75256-3. Paper, $22.95. ISBN 0-292-75257-1.

Examining the history of the agricultural and botanical sciences in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Columbia, and Costa Rica, McCook concludes that growers and governments turned to science to help alleviate environmental and economic stresses without having to abandon their goals of export-led growth.

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