Myths about biotechnology have prevented it from helping improve food security in the developing world. This book explores the myths and the reality under the following headings: The Sustainability Challenge: Is science leading to a chemical Armageddon? Plant Vitality: Will 'superweeds' strangle our future? Genetic Diversity: Will science drive monoculture and destroy the common heritage of mankind? Is it Safe? The politicization of risk and impacts on food safety, Industrial Agriculture and Corporate Profits: Who is the real winner? The Local Food Movement, Expertise and Opportunism: Who should we listen to? The Nature of Natural: Whose preferences should dominate? And Food Labelling: What does it really mean?