Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

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by Pamela C. Ronald, R. W. Adamchak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195301757

ISBN-13: 9780195301755

Pub. Date: 04/18/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Tomorrow's Table chronicles roughly a year in the life of the Ronald-Adamchak household. Ronald and Adamchak guide us through their day-to-day lives, giving us a taste of what organic farmers and geneticists actually do. They discuss the contents of their own largely organic pantry, what they choose to feed their children, and what their criteria are for inputs

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"Tomorrow's Table chronicles roughly a year in the life of the Ronald-Adamchak household. Ronald and Adamchak guide us through their day-to-day lives, giving us a taste of what organic farmers and geneticists actually do. They discuss the contents of their own largely organic pantry, what they choose to feed their children, and what their criteria are for inputs for a sustainable agriculture." This book is for those who wish to know more about how the food they eat is grown, whether organic or genetically engineered. It is for every shopper who has at one time or another wondered what labels such as "organic" or "GE-free" really mean for the health of their families and for the future of the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195301755
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,090,918
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Gordon Conway Conway, Gordon

1 Cultivating Rice in Nihe, China and Davis, California 3

2 Why Organic Agriculture? 13

3 The Tools of Organic Agriculture 29

4 The Tools of Genetic Engineering 43

5 Legislating Lunch 63

6 Who Can We Trust? 81

7 Is GE Food Risky to Eat? 85

8 Conserving Wildlands 105

9 Weeds, Gene Flow, and the Environment 115

10 Who Owns the Seed? 127

11 Who Owns the Genes? 137

12 Deconstructing Dinner: Generically Engineered, Organically Grown 155

Glossary 169

References 179

Index 199

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