Coming out of a dialogue between farmers' representatives and scientists and others knowledgeable about the issue, this book is a lucid explanation of what is happening, what is at stake, and a clear statement of principles and urgently needed measures which should guide governments and communities bringing this profit-motivated deployment of scientific power under democratic control.
“This book...is very timely in informing the key actors. The authors are particularly to be congratulated for putting farmers first in this debate and providing a clear explanation of the several terms and phrases being used by media policy makers and scientists.” —Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, spokesperson for the “Like Minded Group” in the negotiations of the Cartagena Protocol on Safety in Biotechnology
“[This book] embraces the central contributions of southern farmers to the integrity of our food and the diversity of world agriculture.” —Brian Tokar, editor of "Redesigning Life?: The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering"
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