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

Author: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
Series: Science and technology in society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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First the seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering.--Publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kloppenburg, Jack Ralph.
First the seed.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004053597
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg
ISBN: 0299192431 9780299192433
OCLC Number: 290523610
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: List of tables; List of figures; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Acknowledgments; Lists of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Science, agriculture, and social change; 3. The genetic foundation of American agriculture; 4. Public science ascendant: plant breeding comes of age; 5. Heterosis and the social division of labor; 6. Plant breeders' rights and the social division of labor: historical perspective; 7. Seeds of struggle; plant genetic resources in the world system; 8. Outdoing evolution: biotechnology, botany, and business. 9. Directions for deployment10. Conclusion; 11. Still the seed: plant biotechnology in the twenty-first century; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Science and technology in society.
Responsibility: Jack Ralph Kloppenburg, Jr.
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Spotlights the history of plant breeding and the seed industry, particularly genetically engineered crops. This second edition includes an extensive new chapter on recent controversies.  Read more...

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