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The Politics of GM Food : A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and EU - Dave Toke

The Politics of GM Food

A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and EU

By: Dave Toke

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Published: 27th May 2004
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'Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle of our time. By stressing the interplay between the material and discursive dimensions involved in the shaping of the conflict, the work offers a detailed account that enriches our political understanding of these 'Frankenfoods' on a variety of fronts, in particular the interplay between scientific expertise and citizens politics. Those interested in the 'risk society', both students and specialists, will find much to learn from this perceptive analysis.'
Professor Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, USA
The Politics of GM Food compares and explains how differing political outcomes have occurred regarding GM food and crops in the UK, USA and the EU, thus throwing light on the relationship between science and politics.

"Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle of our time. By stressing the interplay between the material and discursive dimensions involved in the shaping of the conflict, the work offers a detailed account that enriches our political understanding of these 'Frankenfoods' on a variety of fronts, in particular the interplay between scientific expertise and citizens politics. Those interested in the 'risk society', both students and specialists, will find much to learn from this perceptive analysis." -Frank Fischer, Rutgers University "Genetic modification of food has divided science and politics, regulation and participation, Europe and America, business and the consumer, and values and ethics. In this tumultuous cauldron David Toke has dissected all of antagonisms to produce a magnificent analysis of a changing world of science, technology, democracy and sustainability that has no equal." - Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia

Myths and 'Facts' about GM Foods and Crops
From Science to Politics
Britain Turns Sour on GM Food
Forward with Technology? - The USA and the GM Food Debate
EU Cools on GM Food
Deliberation and GM Food Politics
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ISBN: 9780415306997
ISBN-10: 041530699X
Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1