Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

by Lisa H. Weasel
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Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

More than ten years ago, the first genetically modified foods took their place on the shelves of American supermarkets. But while American consumers remained blissfully unconcerned with the new products that suddenly filled their kitchens, Europeans were much more wary of these “Frankenfoods.” When famine struck Africa in 2002, several nations refused shipments of genetically modified foods, fueling a controversy that put the issue on the world's political agenda for good.

In Food Fray, esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the center of this debate, capturing the real-life experiences of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists on the front lines. Here she combines solid scientific knowledge and a gripping narrative to tell the real story behind the headlines and the hype. Seminal and cutting-edge, Food Fray enlightens and informs and will allow readers to make up their own minds about one of the most important issues facing us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814401644
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 — Food Fight: The Historical Roots of the GM

Food Debate

Chapter 2 — Out of the Swamps and Up from the Soil: DNA

at the Dinner Table

Chapter 3 — Of Politics and Precaution: ‘‘Frankenfood’’

Frenzy in Europe

Chapter 4 — A Kinder, Gentler GM: Will Biotech Seeds Save

the World?

Chapter 5 — Feast or Famine? The Politics of GM Food Aid

in Africa

Chapter 6—‘‘Our Seeds Know Our Soil’’: Knowledge, Power,

and Resistance to GM Food in India

Chapter 7 — The Scent of GM Papaya: The Rough Road to

Biotech Rice

Chapter 8 — Got Hormones? Engineering the Nation’s Milk


Chapter 9 — From Pharm to Fuel: The Future of GM Food

Conclusion: The Ongoing Battle Over GM Food



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