Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment

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Cato Institute, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 262 pages
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In this provocative work, Thomas DeGregori explores many of the revolutionary technological advances of the past century, especially those in agriculture.
 

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Contents

Technology and the Unity of Experience
1
Technology Industrialization and Creativity
31
Technology Technophobia and Human Welfare
61
Technophobia Natural Foods Organic Agriculture Energy Meat and Metamorphosis
77
Genetic Modification and Technophobia
97
Technophobia Pollution Pesticides and DDT
127
Reason Romance and Reaction
151
Technology Food Production and Drinking Water
159
Technology Control for or over Humans?
179
REFERENCES
209
INDEX
255
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Page 5 - This task is to restore continuity between the refined and intensified forms of experience that are works of art and the everyday events, doings, and sufferings that are universally recognized to constitute experience.
Page 11 - materialistic civilization," which has often been applied to stigmatize the modern civilization of the West, seems to me to be a more appropriate word for the characterization of the backward civilizations of the East. For to me that civilization is materialistic which is limited by matter and incapable of transcending it; which feels itself powerless against its material environment and fails to make full use of human intelligence for the conquest of nature and for the improvement of the conditions...
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About the author (2001)

Thomas R. Degregori is a professor of economics at the University of Houston specializing in science and technology for economic development.

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