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S494.5.B563C86 2008
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TITLE: Uncertain peril : genetic engineering and the future of seeds / Claire Hope Cummings.
AUTHOR: Cummings, Claire Hope, 1943-
PUBLISHED: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2008.
DESCRIPTION: xix, 232 p. ; 23 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-217) and index.
NOTES: 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.
NOTES: 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.
SUBJECT: Transgenic plants --Economic aspects.
SUBJECT: Transgenic plants --Risk assessment.
SUBJECT: Consumer protection --Citizen participation.
SUBJECT: Seeds--Biotechnology.

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