Genetic Engineering, Food and Our Environment: A Brief Guide
ISBN: 1 901866 52 1
Publication Date: February 2000
Physical Copy (supplied by Lilliput Press)
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'The battle over genetic engineering will run and run. Arm yourself with this book - it's one of the most useful weapons you could choose.'
- George Monbiot, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of East London.
What is genetic engineering? Why are genetically engineered foods being introduced? What are the implications for health, farming and the environment? Is genetic engineering needed to feed the growing world population? Why are living organisms being patented? Who is making the crucial decisions about the future of our food supply? What can you do if you are concerned about these issues?
These are the questions raised and, to the extent possible, answered in this clear, concise guide to the labyrinth of genetic modification of food crops. Mutinational corporations want us to believe that this food is safe. Critics argue that governments are sacrificing environmental and health safeguards in favour of commercial interests. In Ireland, the debate has only just begun - and reliable information is thin on the ground. Luke Anderson's book is a clear-eyed guide for the lay reader who wants to understand the science, the politics and the economics of the genetic modification of food.
Luke Anderson is a journalist and campaigner who specializes in issues related to genetic engineering.