Against the grain: biotechnology and the corporate takeover of your food

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Common Courage Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 163 pages
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Current Events. Science. Do genetically engineered food crops really offer the "risk-free" breadbasket for the world promised by biotechnology companies like Monsanto? Or are there serious risks to human health and the ecosphere hidden in this silent revolution? Against The Grain slashes through biotechnology's propaganda, revealing the science and politics behind "transgenic" foods to show how biotech companies increasingly engineer what you eat to be compatible with their chemicals -but not necessarily good for human health. Marc Lappe holds a doctorate in Experimental Pathology from the University of Pennsylvania and currently directs the Center for Ethics and Toxics in northern California. Britt Bailiey holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and is a research associate at CETOS.

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Reveals the science and politics behind transgenic foods to show how biotech companies increasingly engineer what you eat to be compatible with their chemicals. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Argument for Biotechnology
19
Profiling Genetic Engineering
26
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Marc Lappe holds a doctorate in Experimental Pathology and has taught at Cal Berkeley, State University of New York, Northwestern, Sarah Lawrence and the University of Illinois.

Bailey is a research associate at CETOS currently completing her Masters Degree in Environmental Studies at Prescott College.