Anti-GenetiX: The Emergence of the Anti-GM Movement

1st Edition

Derrick A. Purdue

Routledge
Published October 17, 2019
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9781138738911 - CAT# Y327401
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2000:  The development of genetically-modified foods has given rise to much widespread and heated debate on the possible consequences - both positive and negative - of this new technology. This book not only addresses the broad issues involved (outlining the connections between gene patenting and biotechnology and their impact on international relations), but also, for the first time, examines the social movement emerging against GM food. Anti-GenetiX traces this movement from its emergence and shows how and why it expanded from a small expert concern to the current huge political uproar. It explores the contribution this movement makes to shaping global civil society and argues that such global social movements will become increasingly common in the global age.

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