Seeds for the Future by Jennifer A. Thomson
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Seeds for the Future
By Jennifer A. Thomson

Seeds for the Future

The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment

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Seeds for the Future by Jennifer A. Thomson

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Plants have long been genetically modified through crossbreeding and other basic agricultural techniques to make crops more resilient, nutritious, and profitable. In recent decades, however, advances in genetic engineering-including the ability to blend genetic material from animals with that of plants-have allowed farmers to grow crops that resist insect pests, weeds, viruses, and drought; provide increased iron or beta carotene; deliver vaccines and antibodies; reduce common allergens and pollutants; and augment marketable qualities such as delayed ripening. The complicated scientific, environmental, legal, cultural, and ethical issues surrounding these crops are being hotly debated all over the world. In Seeds for the Future, an internationally respected molecular geneticist and food researcher, Jennifer A. Thomson, describes how these crops are developed, distributed, and regulated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801473685
ISBN-10: 0801473683
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Comstock Publishing Associates
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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