Uncertain peril : genetic engineering and the future of seeds / Claire Hope Cummings
Book | Beacon Press | 2008

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xix, 232 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index.
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.
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ISBN
9780807085806
0807085804
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