ISBN-10:
0674029739
ISBN-13:
9780674029736
Pub. Date:
03/28/2008
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

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

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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)

About the Author

Robert Paarlberg is Betty F. Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College.

Norman Borlaug is Distinguished Professor of International Agriculture at Texas A&M University and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

Jimmy Carter is former President of the United States. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

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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