Engineering the Farm
The Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology
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Engineering the Farm by Britt Bailey
Book DescriptionEngineering the Farm offers a wide-ranging examination of the social and ethical issues surrounding the production and consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with leading thinkers and activists taking a broad theoretical approach to the subject. Topics covered include: - the historical roots of the anti-biotechnology movement - ethical Issues involved in introducing genetically altered crops - questions of patenting and labeling - the "precautionary principle" and its role in the regulation of GMOs - effects of genetic modification on the world's food supply - ecological concerns and impacts on traditional varieties of domesticated crops - potential health effects of GMOs Contributors argue that the scope, scale, and size of the present venture in crop modification is so vast and intensive that a throughgoing review of agricultural biotechnology must consider its global, moral, cultural, and ecological impacts as well as its effects on individual consumers. Throughout, they argue that more research is needed on genetically modified food and that consumers are entitled to specific information about how food products have been developed. Despite its increasing role in
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559639477
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Britt Bailey
Against the Grain, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Britt Bailey
The world's food production is undergoing a rapid and revolutionary transformation, but little is known about it and less is being done to question the wisdom of it. This book argues that the consequences of the experiment could be catastrophic, and at the least have been underestimated or ignored by the industries exploiting the technologies.
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Author Biography - Britt Bailey
Britt Balley is senior associate and Marc Lappe is director of the Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala, California. They are co-authors of Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food (Common Courage Press, 1998).
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