Hilary French is the Author of Vanishing Borders.
Globalization has erased borders and made free trade the rallying cry of the new world economy. Yet the same elimination of barriers has resulted in significant new threats to the world's ecology. Rapacious commercial strategies destroy lush forests and deplete marine resources. Now indigenous species are routinely introduced into environments where they devastate native flora and fauna. And traditional farmers feel abused by the aggressive practices of large agro-business interests. Hilary French explains the environmental problems caused by vanishing borders and suggests solutions.