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The Resource Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food, Daniel Charles

Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food, Daniel Charles

Label
Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food
Title
Lords of the harvest
Title remainder
biotech, big money, and the future of food
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Charles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The food we eat is being transformed before our eyes. Biotech companies are creating designer crops with strange powers - from cholesterol-reducing soybeans to tobacco plants that act as solar-powered pharmaceutical factories. They promise great benefits: better health for consumers and more productive agriculture. But the vision has a dark side, awakening fears of profit-driven tampering with life." "In Lords of the Harvest, Daniel Charles tells the real story behind "Frankenstein foods"--The one you won't hear from the biotech companies or their fiercest opponents. He reveals for the first time the cutthroat scientific competition and backroom business deals that led to the first genetically engineered foods: Flavr Savr tomatoes, Roundup Ready soybeans, and insect-poisoning corn and cotton. And he exposes the secrets of campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic aimed at bringing down the biotech industry. It's a tale of scientific, business, and political intrigue, unfolded in stunning detail."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charles, Daniel
Dewey number
664.024
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9999.B443
LC item number
U6176 2001
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TP248.65.F66
NAL item number
C48 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Food industry and trade
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Biotechnologie
  • Biotechnologie agricole
  • Aliments
  • Aliments transgéniques
  • Aliments transgéniques
  • Agriculture
  • Bio-industries
  • Organismes génétiquement modifiés
  • Biotechnologie
  • Cultures agricoles
  • Sécurité alimentaire
  • Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • Biotechnologie
  • Zaad (plantkunde)
  • Monsanto
  • Voedselvoorziening
  • Biotechnologie
  • Ethik
  • Lebensmittel
  • Technikbewertung
  • Biotechnology industries
  • Food industry and trade
  • Genetically modified foods
  • United States
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Food Technology
  • Plants, Genetically Modified
  • Public Policy
Label
Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food, Daniel Charles
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0832/2001097862-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- First transformation -- Marching on Washington -- Everything was worth doing -- First useful gene : bacillus thuringiensis and its many inventors -- Gifts of God -- Genes that love poisons -- Triumphs of tinkering -- Forces in opposition -- Seed wars -- Tomato that ate calgene -- Tremors of anticipation -- Summers of triumph, summers of discord -- Power plays -- Backlash -- Wheels come off -- Deluge -- Global claims -- Perched on a precipice -- Infinite horizons -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm48071336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 p.
Isbn
9780738202914
Lccn
2001097862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48071336
  • (OCoLC)48071336
Label
Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food, Daniel Charles
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0832/2001097862-d.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- First transformation -- Marching on Washington -- Everything was worth doing -- First useful gene : bacillus thuringiensis and its many inventors -- Gifts of God -- Genes that love poisons -- Triumphs of tinkering -- Forces in opposition -- Seed wars -- Tomato that ate calgene -- Tremors of anticipation -- Summers of triumph, summers of discord -- Power plays -- Backlash -- Wheels come off -- Deluge -- Global claims -- Perched on a precipice -- Infinite horizons -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm48071336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 p.
Isbn
9780738202914
Lccn
2001097862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48071336
  • (OCoLC)48071336

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