Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

by Robert Paarlberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674029739

ISBN-13: 9780674029736

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In Starved for Science Robert Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries. Having embraced agricultural science to become well-fed themselves,

Overview

In Starved for Science Robert Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries. Having embraced agricultural science to become well-fed themselves, those in wealthy countries are now instructing Africans-on the most dubious grounds-not to do the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674029736
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Norman E. Borlaug Jimmy Carter vii

Preface xi

Introduction: Why Are Africans Rejecting Biotechnology? 1

1 Why Rich Countries Dislike Agricultural GMOs 21

2 Downgrading Agricultural Science in Rich Countries 47

3 Withdrawing Support for Agricultural Science in Africa 81

4 Keeping Genetically Engineered Crops Out of Africa 111

5 Drought-Tolerant Crops-Only for the Rich? 149

Conclusion An Imperialism of Rich Tastes 179

References 197

Index 221

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