Starved for Science
Harvard University Press, 2009 - 253 páginas
In Starved for Science Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing
This is a very good book. It is a bit dry --academic, I suppose-- but well worth the read. I've long not understood the stance of most people on GMO's. This book doesn't exactly get into that hairball ... Leer comentario completo
Starved for science: how biotechnology is being kept out of AfricaCrítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
Unlike the rest of the world during the last 30 years, the productivity of African farmers has remained low; as a result, nearly one-third of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished ... Leer comentario completo
Introduction Why Are Africans Rejecting Biotechnology?
1 Why Rich Countries Dislike Agricultural GMOs
2 Downgrading Agricultural Science in Rich Countries
3 Withdrawing Support for Agricultural Science in Africa
4 Keeping Genetically Engineered Crops Out of Africa
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