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The Resource Travels in the genetically modified zone, Mark L. Winston, (electronic book)

Travels in the genetically modified zone, Mark L. Winston, (electronic book)

Label
Travels in the genetically modified zone
Title
Travels in the genetically modified zone
Statement of responsibility
Mark L. Winston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With genetically modified crops we have entered uncharted territory - where visions of the triumph of biotechnology in agriculture vie with views of medical and environmental disaster. Through his portrayal of passions on all sides, Mark Winston brings an unbiased perspective to this landscape
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winston, Mark L
Index
index present
LC call number
TP248.65.F66
LC item number
W565 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Agricultural biotechnology
Summary expansion
With genetically modified crops we have entered uncharted territory--where visions of the triumph of biotechnology in agriculture vie with dire views of medical and environmental disaster. For two years Mark L. Winston traveled this fraught territory at home and abroad, listening to farmers, industry spokespeople, regulators, and researchers, canvassing high-security laboratories, environmentalist enclaves, and cyberspace, making a thorough survey of the facts, opinions, and practices deployed by opponents and proponents of transgenic crops. Through his sympathetic portrayal of the passions on all sides, Winston brings a clear, unbiased perspective to this bewildering landscape. Traveling with Winston, we see the excitement and curiosity that pervade laboratories developing genetically modified crops, as well as the panic and outrage among dedicated opponents of agricultural biotechnology; the desperation of conventional farmers as they look to science for solutions to the problems driving them from their farms, as well as the deeply held values of organic farmers who dread the incursion of genetically modified crops into their expanding enterprise. And, Winston shows us, these contrasting attitudes transcend national borders, with troubling counterparts and consequences in the developing world. As he seeks a middle ground where concerns about genetic engineering can be rationally discussed and resolved, Winston gives us, at long last, a full and balanced view of the forces at play in the chaotic debate over agricultural biotechnology
Label
Travels in the genetically modified zone, Mark L. Winston, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10326154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674008670
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Travels in the genetically modified zone, Mark L. Winston, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10326154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674008670
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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