Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment : Science, Policy, and Social Issues

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, map
  • 0252021649
  • 9780252021640

Review quote

"A well-written, comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of both the promise and the hazards of biotechnology as it is being applied in agriculture. The book is the best I have seen on this subject." -- George M. Woodwell, director, Woods Hole Research Center.show more

Table of contents

Technological innovation in agriculture -- Herbicide resistant crops -- Insec resistant plants -- Disease resistant crops -- Transgenic plant products -- Microbial pesticides -- Nitrogen-fixing bacteria -- Frost-inhibiting bacteri -- Animal growth hormones -- Transgenic animals -- The cultural and symbolic dimensions of agricultural biotechnology.show more