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Uncertain peril [electronic resource] : genetic engineering and the future of seeds / Claire Hope Cummings.

Author/Creator:
Cummings, Claire Hope, 1943-
Publication:
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (252 p.)
Subjects:
Agricultural biotechnology -- Political aspects.
Transgenic plants -- Economic aspects.
Transgenic plants -- Risk assessment.
Consumer protection -- Citizen participation.
Seeds -- Biotechnology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Examines the rise of industrial agriculture and plant biotechnology, the fall of public interest science, and the folly of patenting seeds. The author suggests how green technologies and new approaches to food and farming methods will provide a way out of this growing predicament.
Contents:
The rise of the techno-elites
Trade secrets
Trespass
Political science
The ownership society
The turning points
Who owns rice?
The botany of scarcity
The botany of abundance
A green wealth
Ripe for change
A conversation with corn
The down-turned hand
A cabinet of seeds displayed
Epilogue: the seeded earth.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index.
ISBN:
0-8070-8591-X
OCLC:
271200950
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