Genetically modified food : a short guide for the confused /

-- The perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about genetically modified crops -- what they are, how many countries already use them, and why they're a problem -- 'Rees unmasks the biotech industry's horrific tactics in their race to take over ou.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rees, Andrew, 1961- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction
  • 2. overview
  • Setting the scene
  • brief recent history
  • What is genetic engineering and who will benefit?
  • Does anyone want GM?
  • How far has it gone?
  • Have GMOs been tested?
  • Are GMOs well regulated?
  • 3. players
  • Industry and its lobby groups
  • International bodies and governments
  • 4. Exposing the wild claims made by the biotech lobby
  • Genetic engineering is the same as natural processes
  • Genetic engineering is precise and sophisticated
  • GM crops have been adequately tested
  • GM crops are adequately regulated
  • GM crops are safe
  • GM crops will help feed the hungry millions
  • GM crops will increase farmers' incomes
  • GM crops will be higher yielding
  • GM crops will reduce pesticide usage
  • GM crops must be successful as they are widely grown
  • GM crops will help the environment
  • GM crops will help farmers use marginal land
  • GM golden rice will solve vitamin A deficiency
  • GM 'Protato' will solve protein deficiency
  • 5. risks and dangers of GMOs
  • Problems growing GM crops
  • GMOs in food
  • More problems for farmers
  • GMOs in the environment
  • Genetic pollution is forever
  • 6. biotech lobby's dirty tricks department
  • part 1
  • corporate takeover of government
  • mechanisms
  • corporate takeover of government
  • results
  • 7. biotech lobby's dirty tricks department
  • part 2
  • corporate takeover of science
  • corporate takeover of the media
  • Other dirty tricks
  • 8. Setbacks for the biotech lobby
  • GM-free areas
  • Attacks on field trials
  • People unite against GM crops
  • Financial problems for the biotech industry
  • GM wheat rejected
  • word of caution
  • 9. more constructive way forward
  • At a macro level
  • What you can do.