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GM agriculture and food security: fears and facts.

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This book explores the myths and the reality about GM agriculture and its role in improving food security. The goal of the authors is to use this book to reconfigure the underlying architecture of public consideration of science, technology and commerce in the global food system. An array of characterizations of the space, ranging from Frankenfoods and superweeds to superfoods and miracle plants a...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 45)

The politicization of risk: is it safe?

This chapter briefly describes various food production options with focus on genetically modified (GM) crops. The regulation of GM crops is discussed. Food safety facts and fictions are reviewed. The future of farming and food safety is discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Food security and technology: fear trumps hope. Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Expertise and opportunism: who should we listen to? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) The technology promise: how can we feed a world of more than 9 billion? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 72) The nature of natural: whose preferences should dominate? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 81) The local food movement: can we be self-sufficient? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 96) Food labelling: what do people want? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Genetic diversity in the agro- industrial era: what is at risk? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) The sustainability challenge: are we facing a chemical Armageddon? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 141) Plant vitality: will 'superweeds' strangle our future? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 152) The future of food security: where to from here? Author(s): Smyth, S. Kerr, W. A. Phillips, P. W. B.