A Consumer's Guide to GM Food from Green Genes to Red Herrings (Broché)

Alan Mchughen

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Are you concerned about genetically modified (GM) food? Are you worried about the impact of GMOs on the environment or on your own health? Will genetic engineering really help to eradicate starvation and malnutrition? The issue of genetically modified foods has fast become one of the most debated - and polarized - issues of recent years. However, in spite of the great heat generated by the debate, it remains difficult for consumers to find an unbiased source of information on the subject. This book aims to provide consumers with all the information they need to make an informed decision about the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. In an accessible and lively manner, the book explains: • the technologies underlying GM food • 'natural' methods of plant breeding and production and how they compare with GM technology • the safeguards put in place by regulators; around the world-are they sufficient? • the honesty and usefulness of labelling • health and environmental issues arising out of GM technology • the truth behind some of the scare stories • how consumers can seek to avoid GMOs if they so choose By the end of the book, you will be able to decide whether to support or challenge this technology, the products of which are increasingly pervasive.
    • Hors-d'œuvres and entrées
    • Cooking school primer: molecular genetics for everyone
    • Home cooking! DIY guide to genetic engineering
    • Salad days? Conventional and GM foods
    • Food: the offal truth
    • The issues - where's the beef? Figure it out
    • "More wine, sir?": the role of science in regulation
    • Not on the table: the really scary stuff
    • "Waiter, what do you recommend?": who's serving my best interests? More small fry and red herrings
    • "Waiter, I can't understand the menu": labelling problems
    • "Waiter, can't I have a GM-free meal?"
    • "The chef does not share his recipes": intellectual property and GM technology
    • Just desserts
    • Post-prandial delights: some resources.
  • Date de parution : 19/06/2000
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-850714-3
  • EAN : 9780198507147
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 277 pages
  • Poids : 0.48 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,6 cm × 23,3 cm × 1,4 cm

Biographie d'Alan Mchughen

Dr Alan McHughen is a public-sector educator, scientist and consumer advocate; now Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Saskatchewan, he is currently Chair of the International Symposia on the Biosafety of GMOs and on the Executive of the Genetics Society of Canada.

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