by Jon EntineThe genetic revolution has offered more promise than substance, except in agriculture, where it has brought profound benefits to farmers and consumers for more than a decade. More nutritious food is now produced with less environmental costs because genetically modified crops require almost no pesticides. Vitamin-enhanced crops and foods are helping to reduce malnutrition in parts of the developing world, and a wave of bio- pharmaceuticals is being developed. Yet, for all its achievements and promise, agricultural biotechnology is under intense fire from advocacy groups warning of Frankenfoods and fanning fear of a corporate takeover of agriculture by biotech firms. Mired in a rancorous trade and cultural war between Europe and the United States and inflamed by a politicized media, this technology remains dramatically underutilized, with particularly tragic consequences for millions of starving people in Africa and other poverty-stricken regions.
|Title||Let Them Eat Precaution|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Publisher||American Enterprise Institute Press|
|File size||3.4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.71 (7 votes)