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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 the international 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 the gene 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 power shifts 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.

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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.

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Despite biotech advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Kristin Dawkins expects that this number will increase. In this newest title in the Open Media Pamphlet series, she discusses the policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern genetic engineering of plants and animals. She also explains how corporate control of the gene pool and globalization threaten the public interest.</p>

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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:
9781583224205
Author:
Dawkins, Kristin
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Agricultural biotechnology
Subject:
Genetically modified foods
Subject:
CURRENT EVENTS / Political
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Open Media Series
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.2 x 0.2 in 2.5 oz

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Product details 88 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583224205 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Despite biotech advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Kristin Dawkins expects that this number will increase. In this newest title in the Open Media Pamphlet series, she discusses the policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern genetic engineering of plants and animals. She also explains how corporate control of the gene pool and globalization threaten the public interest.</p>
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