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First the seed : the political economy of plant biotechnology, 1492-2000

Author: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history of the scientific and commercial lines of plant development in the United States traces the transformation of the seed from a public good produced and reproduced by farmers into a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg
ISBN: 0521326915 9780521326919 0521395585 9780521395588
OCLC Number: 15659397
Description: xviii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Science, agriculture, and social change --
The genetic foundation of American agriculture --
Public science ascendant: plant breeding comes of age --
Heterosis and the social division of labor --
Plant breeders' rights and the social division of labor: historical perspective --
Seeds of struggle: plant genetic resources in the world system --
Outdoing evolution: biotechnology, botany, and business --
Directions for deployment.
Responsibility: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg, Jr.

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