A Grain of Truth: The Media, the Public, and Biotechnology / Edition 1

A Grain of Truth: The Media, the Public, and Biotechnology / Edition 1

by Susanna Hornig Priest
     
 

A Grain of Truth debunks the myth that growing public distrust of genetically modified organisms can be attributed to scientific illiteracy or sensationalistic news stories. Arguing neither for nor against genetic engineering and other forms of biotechnology, this book charges both media and industry with ignoring the concerns of the general public and encourages

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Overview

A Grain of Truth debunks the myth that growing public distrust of genetically modified organisms can be attributed to scientific illiteracy or sensationalistic news stories. Arguing neither for nor against genetic engineering and other forms of biotechnology, this book charges both media and industry with ignoring the concerns of the general public and encourages greater public debate over biotech and other such complex issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742509481
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Hornig Priest is associate professor of journalism at Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Reinventing Milk Chapter 3 World Reaction Chapter 4 U.S. Public Opinion Emerges Chapter 5 U.S. Culture and the New Genetics Chapter 6 The Labeling Controversy and Public Perceptions of Risk Chapter 7 The Cloning Story Chapter 8 The Terminator Gene Chapter 9 Lessons and Directions

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