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Recoding Nature : Critical Perspectives on Genetic Engineering - Richard Hindmarsh

Recoding Nature

Critical Perspectives on Genetic Engineering

By: Richard Hindmarsh (Editor), Geoffrey Lawrence (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780868407418
Number Of Pages: 256

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The book addresses some fundamental and profound questions such as: Are GM foods safe to eat? What do consumers think about GM foods and, alternatively, organic produce? What are the real risks of genetic pollution? And is it appropriate to delete a supposed gene for sadness? "Recoding Nature" challenges the assumptions of those preparing the world for a 'recoded' DNA future.

Foreword : science, ethics and naturep. 15
GM culture and politicsp. 21
Recoding nature : deciphering the scriptp. 23
Organics ascendant : curious resistance to GMp. 41
Beyond the lab! : precautionary weaknessp. 53
Ecology, GM food and organicsp. 69
Gene flow and genetically engineered cropsp. 71
Is GM food safe to eat?p. 82
Consumer views of organic and GM foodp. 94
Moving from GM organisms to organic farmingp. 108
Human genetics - the future?p. 123
Deleting sadness? : clones and designer babiesp. 125
Human genomics and health care : questioning the biomedical approachp. 138
Youröhealth@DNA-tailored.comp. 150
Genes for crime : do they fit?p. 163
Biocolonisation to activismp. 177
Tradition and test tubes : Maori and GMp. 179
Commodification and access : biotechnology and Australia's indigenous florap. 192
Resistance in Asia : voices of the people's caravanp. 206
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ISBN: 9780868407418
ISBN-10: 0868407410
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36

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