250 pages, numerous halftones and line drawings
Overview of environmental impacts of genetically engineered plants that takes a pro-GMO line. Reading the copy below seems to demonstrate once again the enormous gulf between scientists and the lay audience they seek to convince.
From the publisher's announcement:
Genetically modified plants are currently causing controversy worldwide; a great deal has been written about their supposed environmental effects. However, the newspaper headlines and public debates often provide a level of reasoning akin to "this is your brain on genetically modified corn," which is to say, they exclude or exaggerate the actual scientific research on the impacts of these plants. Genetically Modified Planet goes beyond the rhetoric to investigate for concerned consumers the actual state of scientific research on genetically modified plants. Stewart argues that while there are indeed real and potential risks of growing engineered crops, there are also real and overwhelmingly positive environmental benefits.
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