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Genetically modified language : the discourse of arguments for GM crops and food

Author: Guy Cook
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
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The GM debate is as much a war of words as of facts. Food and farming are being changed forever - yet whether for good or bad is the subject of an increasingly bitter argument. Those promoting GM have mounted an intense campaign, characterising their opponents as terrorists and Luddites, governed by ignorance, irrationality and hysteria. Yet public opinion remains unconvinced and antagonistic. As the argument  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cook, Guy (Guy W.D.).
Genetically modified language.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2004005597
(OCoLC)54778426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Cook
ISBN: 0203561236 9780203561232 9780415314671 0415314674 9780415314688 0415314682
OCLC Number: 57176278
Description: 1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
Contents: Cover; Genetically Modified Language: The discourse of arguments for GM crops and food; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: The Speakers; 1. Politicians; 2. Scientists; 3. Journalists; 4. Companies; Part II: The Spoken About; 5. Science and Language; 6. Key Phrases; 7. Metaphors and Comparisons; Part III: The Spoken To; 8. Public Politics; Appendix 1. Disputed Facts; Appendix 2. My 10 Fears for GM Food(Concluded); Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Guy Cook.
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