Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food / Edition 1

Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food / Edition 1

by Nina V. Fedoroff, Nancy Brown
     
 

Nina Fedoroff, a leading expert in plant molecular biology and genetics, looks at the many issues raised by contemporary techniques for modifying food plants. She answers the most commonly asked questions - and some we didn't think to ask. Fedoroff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Marie Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel… See more details below

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Nina Fedoroff, a leading expert in plant molecular biology and genetics, looks at the many issues raised by contemporary techniques for modifying food plants. She answers the most commonly asked questions - and some we didn't think to ask. Fedoroff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Marie Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff argues, the new molecular approaches hold the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply, helping us to become better stewards of the earth while enabling us to feed ourselves and generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309092050
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

1Against the ways of nature1
2The wild and the sown23
3The power in the earth47
4Genes and species67
5Tinkering with evolution85
6Making a chimera107
7The product or the process129
8Is it safe to eat?155
9Poisoned rats or poisoned wells177
10The butterfly and the corn borer201
11Pollen has always flown223
12The organic rule245
13Sustaining agriculture263
14Sharing the fruits279
15Food for thought295

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