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Food Fray

Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food
Weasel, Lisa H. (Book - 2009 )
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Food Fray

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More than ten years ago, the first genetically modified foods took their place on the shelves of American supermarkets. But while American consumers remained blissfully unconcerned with the new products that suddenly filled their kitchens, Europeans were much more wary of these "Frankenfoods." When famine struck Africa in 2002, several nations refused shipments of genetically modified foods, fueling a controversy that put the issue on the world's political agenda for good. In Food Fray , esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the center of this debate, capturing the real-life experiences of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists on the front lines. Here she combines solid scientific knowledge and a gripping narrative to tell the real story behind the headlines and the hype. Seminal and cutting-edge, Food Fray enlightens and informs and will allow readers to make up their own minds about one of the most important issues facing us today.
Authors: Weasel, Lisa H., 1966-
Title: Food fray
inside the controversy over genetically modified food
Publisher: New York :, Amacom-American Management Association,, c2009
Characteristics: xiv, 240 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lisa H. Weasel
Contents: Food fight: the historical roots of the GM food debate
Out of the swamps and up from the soil: DNA at the dinner table
Of politics and precaution: Frankenfood frenzy in Europe
A kinder, gentler GM: will biotech seeds save the world?
Feast or famine? the politics of GM food aid in Africa
Our seeds know our soil: knowledge, power and resistance to GM food in India
The scent of GM papaya: the rough road to biotech rice
Got hormones? engineering the nation's milk supply
From pharm to fuel: the future of GM food
Conclusion: the ongoing battle over GM food
ISBN: 9780814401644
Branch Call Number: 363.192 W362f 2009
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