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    Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food (Paperback) By (author) Pamela C. Ronald, By (author) Raoul W. Adamchak

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    DescriptionWritten as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture-genetic engineering and organic farming-is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, welcome us into their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders and see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. We learn how the couple, who share the goal of a sustainable agriculture, work together to tackle such issues as that of farmers trying to produce higher yields without resorting to environmentally hazardous chemicals-a problem that will loom larger as the world's population increases. A colorfully written, insightful look at genetic engineering and organic farming, this book will interest consumers, farmers, and policy makers.

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    Tomorrow's Table
    Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pamela C. Ronald, By (author) Raoul W. Adamchak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195393576
    ISBN 10: 0195393570

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: KNAC, TVB
    DC22: 664
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26700
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Abridged Dewey: 664
    Libri: I-TE
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    BIC subject category V2: PSA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
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    DC22: 631.584
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003030, TEC003070, TEC003080
    B&T Approval Code: A70240000, B94500000
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC003090
    LC classification: TP248.65.F66 R66 2009
    Thema V1.0: KNA, TVB, PSA, TVG
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    7 black and white halftones, 1 line illustration
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    04 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Pamela C. Ronald is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. Raoul Adamchak is the Market-Garden Coordinator at the UC Davis Student Farm.
    Review quote
    Interspersed with nuggets of science, home made recipes (really) and anecdotes. Biologist
    Table of contents
    FOREWORD BY SIR GORDON CONWAY ; PREFACE. PAM & RAOUL ; 1. . Cultivating Sacred Rice in Nihe, China and Davis, California (Pam) ; SECTION: THE FARM ; 2. . Why Organic Agriculture? (Raoul) ; 3. The Tools of Organic Agriculture (Raoul) ; SECTION: THE LAB ; 4. The Tools of Genetic Engineering (Pam) ; SECTION: CONSUMERS ; 5. . Legislating Lunch (Pam) ; 6. . Who Can We Trust? (Pam) ; 7. Is GE Food Risky to Eat? (Pam) ; SECTION: THE ENVIRONMENT ; 8. Conserving Wildlands (Pam) ; 9. Pollen Flow and the Environment (Pam) ; SECTION: OWNERSHIP ; 10. Who Owns the Seed? (Raoul) ; 11. Who Owns the Genes? (Pam) ; SECTION: DINNER ; 12. . Deconstructing Dinner: Genetically Engineered, Organically Grown (Pam & Raoul) ; GLOSSARY