Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

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Harvard University Press, 2009 - 235 páginas
In Starved for Science Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries.
 

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This is a very good book. It is a bit dry --academic, I suppose-- but well worth the read. I've long not understood the stance of most people on GMO's. This book doesn't exactly get into that hairball ... Leer reseña completa

Starved for science: how biotechnology is being kept out of Africa

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Unlike the rest of the world during the last 30 years, the productivity of African farmers has remained low; as a result, nearly one-third of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished ... Leer reseña completa

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Introduction Why Are Africans Rejecting Biotechnology?
1
1 Why Rich Countries Dislike Agricultural GMOs
21
2 Downgrading Agricultural Science in Rich Countries
47
3 Withdrawing Support for Agricultural Science in Africa
81
4 Keeping Genetically Engineered Crops Out of Africa
111
5 DroughtTolerant CropsOnly for the Rich?
149
Conclusion An Imperialism of Rich Tastes
179
References
197
Index
221
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Robert Paarlberg is Betty F. Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College.

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