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    DescriptionA riveting tale of the battle over genetically engineered foods, and an inside look at a biotech food empire.. Biotech companies are creating designer crops with strange powers-from cholesterol-reducing soybeans to tobacco plants that act as solar-powered pharmaceutical factories. They promise great benefits: better health for consumers and more productive agriculture. But the vision has a dark side. In Lords of the Harvest, Daniel Charles tells the real story behind "Frankenstein foods"-the story you won't hear from the biotech companies or their fiercest opponents. He reveals for the first time the cutthroat scientific competition and backroom business deals that led to the first genetically engineered foods. And he exposes the secrets of campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic aimed at bringing down the biotech industry. A riveting tale of boundless ambition, political intrigue, and the quest for knowledge, Lords of the Harvest is ultimately a story of idealism and conflicting dreams about the shape of a better world.


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    Title
    Lords of the Harvest
    Subtitle
    Biotech, Big Money and the Future of Food
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Charles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780738207735
    ISBN 10: 073820773X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    BIC subject category V2: PST, TCBG, PSAD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: KNDF, RNA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, TEC052000, TEC012000, SCI010000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26740
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 338.47664
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 664.024, 631.5
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: HD9999.B443 U6176 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PST, KND, RNA, PSAD, TCBG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PERSEUS BOOKS
    Publication date
    17 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Reading, MA
    Author Information
    Science reporter Daniel Charles has been a technology correspondent for National Publi c Radio and the Washington correspondent for New S cientist. He lives in Washington, D.C.