Tracing the Roots of Resistance: Critical Communities and the Protest against Genetically Modified Organisms in Belgium, The Netherlands and France

16 December 2019 → 15 December 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Landscape and ecological history
    • Modern and contemporary history
    • Socio-economic history
Genetically modified organisms social movements protest social network analysis
Project description

The aim of this project is to uncover the historical roots of the anti-GMO movement in Belgium, The Netherlands and France. By using archival sources and oral history, this research hopes to explain how in the eighties, a “critical community” of thinkers and activists succeeded in mobilizing a vast network of NGO’s opposed to the genetic modification of crops.