About this book
Comprehensive account of the worldwide resistance to genetic engineering covering all the broad areas of concern including food safety, science, environment, ethics and development.
Introduction: Challenging biotechnology, Brian Tokar. Part 1 Our health, our food and the environment: from golden rice to terminator technology - why agricultural biotechnology wil not feed the world or save the environment, Martha L. Crouch; genetically engineered "Vitamin A rice" - a blind approach to blindness prevention, Vandana Shiva; cloning profits - the revolution in agricultural biotechnology, Sonja Schmitz; genetically engineered foods - a minefield of safety hazards, jennifer Ferrara, Michael K. Dorsey; safety first, Beth Burrows; ecological consequences of genetic engineering, Ricarda Steinbrecher; biotechnology to the rescue? why biotechnology is incompatible with sustainable agriculture, Hack Kloppenburg Jr., Beth Burrows; from native forest to Frankenforest, Orin Langelle. Part 2 Medical genetics, science, and human rights: the case against desiger babies - the politics of genetic enhancement, MArcy Darnovsky; cancer is (not) a genetic disease, Barbara Katz Rothman; if cloning is the answer, what was the question? genetics and the politics of human health, Sarah Sexton; eugenic tendencies in modern genetics, David King; if pigs could fly, they would - the problems of xenotransplantation, Alix Fano; reproductive technology - welcome to the brave new world, Zoe C. Meleo-Erwin; is violence in your genes? the violence initative project - coming soon to an inner city near you, Mitchel Cohen. Part 3 Patents, corporate power and the theft of knowledge and resources: gene giants - understanding the "life industry", Hope Shand; patents, ethics and spin, Beth Burrows; biotechnology and indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz; shams, shamans and the commercialization of biodiversity, Michael K. Dorsey; biopiracy - the theft of knowledge and resources, Vandana Shiva; exclusive rights, enclosure and the patenting of life, Kimberly A. Wilson; paving the way for biotechnology - federal regulations and industry PR, Jennifer Ferrara; biotechnology and the new world order, Mitchel Cohen. Part 4 The worldwide resistance to genetic engineering,: resisting the engineering of life, Brian Tokar; princes, aliens, superheroes and snowballs - the playful world of the UK genetic resistance, Jim Thomas; seed satyagraha - a movement for farmers' rights and freedoms in a world of intellectual property rights, globalized agriculture and biotechnology, Vandana Shiva; Europe - hostile lands for GMOs, Thomas Schweiger; no patents on life - the incredible ten-year campaign against the European patent directive, Steve Emmott; no to bovine growth hormone - a story of resistance from Canada, Lucy Sharratt; cooperatives - a spurce of community strength, Robin Seydel; McDonalds, MTV, and Monsanto - resisting biotechnology in the age of informational capital, Chaia Heller; resources for information and action.