Dinner at the New Gene Cafe

Dinner at the New Gene Cafe

How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A thought-provoking guide delves into the controversy surrounding the dramatic rise of genetic modified foods by discussing the pros and cons of this new technology, which holds promise of more nutritious and disease-preventing food.

McMillan Palgrave
Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.


Holtzbrinck
Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.


Baker
& Taylor

Examines the debate and controversy over genetically-altered foods, describing the benefits of gene-altered ingredients, and the risks involved with genetic change.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiii, 383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780312265755
0312265751
Branch Call Number: 363.192 Lam

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