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Author Miller, Henry I.

Title The Frankenfood myth : how protest and politics threaten the biotech revolution / Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conko ; foreword by Norman E. Borlaug ; prologue by John H. Moore.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.483 MILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-256) and index.
Contents Foreword / Norman E. Borlaug -- Prologue / John H. Moore -- 1. A brave new world of biotechnology? : more like a brave old world! -- 2. Myths, mistakes, misconceptions ... and mendacity -- 3. Science, common sense, and public policy -- 4. Caution, precaution, and the precautionary principle -- 5. The vagaries of U.S. regulation -- 6. Legal liability issues / Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conko and Drew Kershen -- 7. The vagaries of foreign and international regulation -- 8. European resistance to biotechnology -- 9. Climbing out of the quagmire.
Summary "Henry Miller and Gregory Conko trace the origins of gene-splicing, its applications, and the backlash from consumer groups and government agencies against so-called "Frankenfoods" - from America to Zimbabwe. They explain how a "happy conspiracy" of anti-technology activism, bureaucratic over-reach, and business lobbying has resulted in a regulatory framework in which there is an inverse relationship between the degree of product risk and degree of regulatory scrutiny. The net result, they argue, is a combination of public confusion, political manipulation, ill-conceived regulation (from such agencies as the USDA, EPA, and FDA), and ultimately, the obstruction of one of the safest and most promising technologies ever developed - with profoundly negative consequences for the environment and starving people around the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Conko, Gregory P.
Subject Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
Biotechnology -- Political aspects.
Biotechnology -- Government policy.
ISBN 0275978796 (alk. paper)