No a la Ley Monsanto : An analysis of the framing and dissemination strategies utilized by the anti-GM agriculture and anti-seed patenting movements in contemporary Chile
This paper will look into the framing and dissemination strategies used by the anti-GMO and anti-seed patenting movement in contemporary Chile, ultimately identifying the major frameworks used and analyzing their impacts. The literature review discusses both Social Movement Theory's application of framing and the global anti-GM agriculture movement specifically. The second chapter introduces the socio-political context within the country and brings the reader up to speed on the history of GM agriculture in the country. Through research based in secondary literature as well as ethnographic study, the major frameworks of human health, environmental sustainability. cultural heritage and national patrimony, and sovereignty were identified which will each be outlined in Chapters 3, 4, and 5. Finally their efficacy will be analyzed, ultimately ending with the author's perspective on their interconnections and prescriptions for their use moving forward in Chapter 6. Through the study of the anti-GM agriculture and anti-seed-patenting movements, this paper will assert that the success and sustainability of these movements will be best secured through the use of dynamic frames, including global climate change, that tie the larger frame works together and give a sense of urgency to an issue that impacts virtually all members of the global community as well as dissemination strategies that employ personal narrative and the balance of "living in resistance" with legal advocacy work.