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Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses theinternational policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants. Dawkins shows how a diversified gene pool is crucial to food production - and how corporate control of thegene pool threatens our collective security.

Behind these issues lies the specter of globalization - transnational corporations freely exploiting the resources and consumers of the world while political powershifts to remote international institutions strictly dedicated to commerce. Dawkins challenges those in power to develop global systems of political discourse in the public interest and shows how each one of us can make a difference.

Synopsis:

Argues against corporate control of food plant genes, discussing topics including monoculture crops, pesticide use, government agricultural subsidies, NAFTA, genetic diversity, globalization, and the patenting of genes.

About the Author

\KRISTIN DAWKINS is a senior fellow at the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy. She worked for 16 years in community development and public policy research in Philadelphia, including 9 years as the executive director of the Philadelphia Jobs in Energy Project.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609803575
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Science : Biotechnology
Author:
Dawkins, Kristin
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Social Science : Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Environmental Policy
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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