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Redesigning Life?: The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering


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In today's world genetic engineering, animal cloning and new reproductive technologies are being promoted as the keys to a brighter future. But plenty of farmers, scientists, and concerned citizens disagree. Growing evidence shows that genetically engineered foods are hazardous to our health and the environment. Animal cloning and human genetic engineering raise troubling ethical questions. This book examines the hidden hazards, and controversy, of these new genetic technologies.

About the Author

Brian Tokar has been an activist since the 1970s, and is curently a faculty member at Goddard College and the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Brian Tokar * Our Health, Our Food and the Environment * From Golden Rice to Terminator Technology--Martha L. Crouch * Genetically Engineered “Vitamin A Rice”--Vandana Shiva * Cloning Profits--Sonja Schmitz * Genetically Engineered Foods--Jennifer Ferrara & Michael K. Dorsey * Safety First--Beth Burrows * Ecological Consequences of Genetic Engineering--Ricarda Steinbrecher * Biotechnology to the Rescue?--Jack Kloppenburg Jr. & Beth Burrows * Engineered Trees--Orin Langelle * Medical Genetics, Science, and Human Rights * The Case Against Designer Babies--Marcy Darnovsky * Cancer as (Not) a Genetic Disease--Barbara Katz Rothman * If Cloning is the Answer, What was the Question?--Sarah Sexton * Eugenic Tendencies in Modern Genetics--David King * If Pigs Could Fly, They Would--Alix Fano * Reproductive Technology--Zoë C. Meleo-Erwin * Is Violence in Your Genes?--Mitchel Cohen * Patents, Corporate Power and the Theft of Knowledge * Gene Giants--Hope Shand * Patents, Ethics and Spin--Beth Burrows * Biotechnology and Indigenous Peoples--Victoria Tauli-Corpuz * Shams, Shamans and the Commercialization of Biodiversity--Michael K. Dorsey * Biopiracy--Vandana Shiva * Exclusive Rights, Enclosure and the Patenting of Life--Kimberly Wilson * Paving the Way for Biotechnology--Jennifer Ferrara * Biotechnology and the New World Order--Mitchel Cohen * The Worldwide Resistance to Genetic Engineering * Resisting the Engineering of Life--Brian Tokar * Princes, Aliens, Superheroes and Snowballs--Jim Thomas * Seed Satyagraha--Vandana Shiva * Europe: Hostile Lands for GMOs--Thomas Schweiger * No Patents on Life--Steve Emmott * No to Bovine Growth Hormone--Lucy Sharratt * Cooperatives--Robin Seydel * McDonalds, MTV, and Monsanto--Chaia Heller

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Tokar, Brian
Zed Books
Tokar, Brian
Tokar, Brian
New York
Genetic engineering
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
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