Genescapes by Nottingham, Stephen

Genescapes by Nottingham, Stephen

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ISBN: 9781842770375

Zed Books | 01 January 2002

Paperback | 211 pages

This book introduces the lay reader to the ecological risks associated with transgenic organisms. Genetic engineering could make a valuable contribution within agriculture, although the initial promise of more abundant food, produced in an environmentally friendly manner, is not being fulfilled. Instead the technology is being promoted at the expense of sustainable alternatives that have fewer environmental and social costs.