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Pandora's Picnic Basket : The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods - 00 edition

by Alan Mchughen

Pandora`s Picnic Basket : The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods (ISBN10: 0198506740; ISBN13: 9780198506744)
ISBN13: 978-0198506744
ISBN10: 0198506740
Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 08/15/2000
International: No

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Ex-Library. Did you know that there are fish genes in some tomatoes? That Brazil nut genes in soybeans can result in potentially lethal allergic reactions? That rapeseed plants bred to be resistant t ...show moreo herbicides could become uncontrollable superweeds? Genetically modified foods do pose real risks, and in recent years they have become the focus of a pitched battle between scientists, entrepreneurs, consumer advocates, and environmentalists. Yet despite the great heat generated by the debate, there is very little real information on the subject, either about the technologies in use or about the regulatory processes established to protect us from potentially dangerous products. Pandora's Picnic Basket explains, in clear and direct language, the technologies underlying genetically modified food, comparing them with other "natural" methods of plant breeding and production. Researcher Alan McHughen evaluates the safeguards in place from regulators around the world and asks whether these are sufficient. In particular, he examines the question of labeling, held by some to be an obvious way to help protect consumers, and addresses the honesty and usefulness of some of these labels. Throughout the book, McHughen offers fair-minded, well-informed accounts of issues of real concern, particularly environmental issues, and he outlines ways in which consumers can avoid genetically modified food if they so choose ...show less
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