Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics Is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture (Hardcover)

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Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics Is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture (Hardcover)

By Jon Entine (Editor)

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The genetic revolution has offered more promise than substance, except in agriculture, where it has brought profound benefits to farmers and consumers for more than a decade. More nutritious food is now produced with less environmental costs because genetically modified crops require almost no pesticides. Vitamin-enhanced crops and foods are helping to reduce malnutrition in parts of the developing world, and a wave of bio- pharmaceuticals is being developed. Yet, for all its achievements and promise, agricultural biotechnology is under intense fire from advocacy groups warning of Frankenfoods and fanning fear of a corporate takeover of agriculture by biotech firms. Mired in a rancorous trade and cultural war between Europe and the United States and inflamed by a politicized media, this technology remains dramatically underutilized, with particularly tragic consequences for millions of starving people in Africa and other poverty-stricken regions.
Product Details ISBN: 9780844742007
ISBN-10: 0844742007
Publisher: AEI Press
Publication Date: December 7th, 2005
Pages: 203
Language: English