Genescapes: The Ecology of Genetic Engineering

by Stephen Nottingham

Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 1842770373


Book Summary:
This book introduces the lay reader to the ecological risks associated with transgenic organisms. Genetic engineering could make a valuable contribution within agriculture, although the initial promise of more abundant food, produced in an environmentally friendly manner, is not being fulfilled. Instead the technology is being promoted at the expense of sustainable alternatives that have fewer environmental and social costs.


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