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Uncertain peril : genetic engineering and the future of seeds / Claire Hope Cummings

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Material Type
Book
Author
Cummings, Claire Hope, 1943-
Publication Info.
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2008]
Publication Info.
©2008

Details

Description
xix, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography
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.
Subject
Agricultural biotechnology -- Political aspects.
Transgenic plants -- Economic aspects.
Transgenic plants -- Risk assessment.
Consumer protection -- Citizen participation.
Seeds -- Biotechnology.
ISBN
9780807085806
0807085804