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Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops by Abby Kinchy

Published By: Food, Health, and the Environment series. Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01781-7, cloth; 978-0-262-51774-4, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Shobita Parthasarathy of University of Michigan
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r14
Review Pages: 214-15

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Shobita Parthasarathy of University of Michigan reviews, "Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops" by Abby Kinchy. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the transformation of the social conflict over the regulation of genetically engineered crops into a scientifically informed public debate. Discusses genes out of place; free markets, sound science; the maize movement and expert advice; the politics of biosafety monitoring; patents on out-of-place genes; protecting organic markets; and science and struggles for change. Kinchy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Index."


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Shobita Parthasarathy of University of Michigan


JEL Classifications

K11: Property Law
O34: Intellectual Property Rights
Q16: Agricultural R&D; Agricultural Technology; Agricultural Extension Services
Q18: Agricultural Policy; Food Policy


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