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The Last Harvest: The Genetic Gamble That Threatens to Destroy American Agriculture

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Publisher Comments:

"This book is an outstanding successor to "Silent Spring" - it's a gripping yet even-handed account of what happens when good science meets bad public policy. The result ends up on your dinner plate, for better or worse." - "San Francisco Examiner". "[Raeburn] recounts, in fascinating detail, how science and government have tried to protect our endowment of germ plasm through seed banks, breeding programs, botanical gardens and biosphere reserves." - "New York Times". "A well-reasoned, timely call for American agriculture, to recognize that putting eggs in a single basket can lead to disaster." - "Kirkus". "Science journalism at its best: a lively, well-informed account of scientists at work that reveals how the vaunted productivity of American crops, achieved at the expense of their natural genetic diversity, conceals a devastating vulnerability to pollution and pestilence." - Barry Commoner. Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply - and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.

Synopsis:

Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply—and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.

Synopsis:

Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply—and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p.[251]-257) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803289628
Subtitle:
The Genetic Gamble That Threatens to Destroy American Agriculture
Author:
Raeburn, Paul
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Crops
Subject:
Biological diversity conservation
Subject:
Agricultural innovations
Subject:
Plant breeding
Subject:
Agriculture -- United States.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Agricultural innovations -- United States.
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bison books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
19961028
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.85 lb

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Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply—and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.

"Synopsis" by ,
Paul Raeburn, science editor of the Associated Press, gives us an eye-opening account of how the genetic manipulation of American crops threatens our food supply—and what we must do to try to avert this disaster. This Bison Books edition carries a new preface by the author.
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