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Author Pinstrup-Andersen, Per.

Title Seeds of contention : world hunger and the global controversy over GM crops / Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Ebbe Schiøler.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  338.16 PINS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 164 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is the debate all about? -- Agricultural research : making a difference in people's lives -- The expanding boundaries of research, risks, and benefits -- What is wrong with more of the same? -- The alternatives -- Can the poor benefit from genetic modification? -- Who sets the agenda?
Summary "In Seeds of Contention: World Hunger and the Global Controversy over GM Crops, development specialists Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Ebbe Schioler focus attention on the less discussed issues of the potential benefits and costs of genetically modified crops for developing countries. Pinstrup-Andersen and Schioler review the basic issues and discuss the potential that such crops have for addressing the great needs of poor and undernourished peoples throughout the world. They explain how increased agricultural productivity is not enough in addressing the problem of famine. People in developing countries need crops that are disease-resistant, can fend off insect predators, and can withstand severe environmental conditions in order to produce larger crop yields." "Pinstrup-Andersen and Schioler are sober in their assessment of these prospects, for they acknowledge that GM crops alone will not solve the world's food problem. They argue, however, that they may be one element in the solution and that people in developing countries should have information about benefits and risks of GM crops and the freedom to make their own decisions about whether or not to grow and consume them."--BOOK JACKET. on.
Other author Schiøler, Ebbe.
Subject Food supply.
Food supply -- Developing countries.
Crops -- Genetic engineering -- Economic aspects.
Crops -- Genetic engineering -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 0801868262