Genes for Africa: Genetically Modified Crops in the Developing World

Genes for Africa: Genetically Modified Crops in the Developing World

by Jennifer A. Thomson
     
 

Separating fact from fiction, this book explains why and how genetically modified (GM) crops can help combat poverty, starvation, and disease in the developing world in a safe and responsible way. Explained are the differences and similarities between genetic modification, conventional plant breeding, and natural processes such as crosspollination and mutations.…  See more details below

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Separating fact from fiction, this book explains why and how genetically modified (GM) crops can help combat poverty, starvation, and disease in the developing world in a safe and responsible way. Explained are the differences and similarities between genetic modification, conventional plant breeding, and natural processes such as crosspollination and mutations. Controversial issues such as patents, labeling, regulations and controls, and food safety for GM crops and organically grown food are addressed. Additional information on horizontal gene transfer and testing for allergens is also provided.

Author Biography: Jennifer Thomson is a professor of microbiology at the University of Cape Town.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781919713571
Publisher:
Juta Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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