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Starved for Science : How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Agriculture Agronomy Crop Science
Agriculture Agronomy General
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paarlberg, Robert.
Starved for Science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2008]
(DLC) 2007045745
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Paarlberg
ISBN: 9780674041745 0674041747 0674033477 9780674033474
OCLC Number: 1032695914
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Foreword / Borlaug, Norman E. ; Carter, Jimmy --
Preface --
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 --
5. Drought-Tolerant Crops--Only for the Rich? --
Conclusion. An Imperialism of Rich Tastes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Paarlberg.
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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  Read more...

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[An] illuminating book on the state of science and agriculture in Africa...[It] has much of merit.--Jules Pretty"Times Higher Education Supplement" (05/01/2008) [This] book ends with an alternative Read more...

 
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