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
Book Review Detail
Shobita Parthasarathy of University of Michigan
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r14 Review Pages: 214-15
Book Review Abstract
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."