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Eat your genes : how genetically modified food is entering our diet / Stephen Nottingham.

Nottingham, Stephen, 1960-
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London ; New York : Zed Books Ltd, 1998.

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xi, 212 pages ; 23 cm


Brief history of genetic improvement in agriculture -- What is genetic engineering? -- Milking it: increasing yields and the pharming of proteins -- Herbicide-resistant crops -- Insect-resistant crops and a modified insect baculovirus -- Designer food and engineered plants -- Ecological risks -- Risks to human health -- Some ethical and moral issues -- The lucrative art of patenting -- Regulation of genetically modified organisms and food products -- Marketing approval for genetically modified food in Europe -- The consuming question of labelling -- Impacts on the Third World -- Prospects for genetically modified food.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-202) and index


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