James Meek: Biotechnology, 11 July 2002
Show More A Grain of Truth: the Media, the Public and Biotechnology by Susanna Hornig Priest.
Rowman and Littlefield, 160 pp., £14.95, January 2001, 0 7425 0948 6Show More
Travels in the Genetically Modified Zone by Mark Winston.
Harvard, 288 pp., £19.50, June 2002, 0 674 00867 7Show More
Seeds of Contention: World Hunger and the Global Controversy over GM Crops by Per Pinstrup-Andersen.
Johns Hopkins, 176 pp., £9, September 2001, 0 8018 6826 2Show More
“... In Ireland in the Middle Ages, farmers could expect to get as little as half a tonne of wheat per hectare of land. In 1990, the figure was more than eight tonnes. The agroindustrial lobby – usually described as American, but in fact including several big European multinationals – would like the advent of GM crops to be seen as an extension of ...”