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Engineering Trouble
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Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Rachel Schurman

Abstract

Talk of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has moved from the hushed corridors of life science corporations to the front pages of the world's major newspapers. As Europeans began rejecting genetically engineered foods in the marketplace, the StarLink corn incident exploded in the United States and farmers set fire to genetically modified crops in India. Citizens and consumers have become increasingly aware of and troubled by the issues surrounding these new technologies. Considering cases from agriculture, food, forestry, and pharmaceuticals, this book examines some of the most pressing q ... More

Keywords: genetically engineered organisms, StarLink corn incident, United States, farmers, fire, genetically modified crops, India, food supply, biotechnology industry, global differences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520237612
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520237612.001.0001

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Rachel Schurman, editor

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