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Genes for Africa free pdf Jennifer Thomson separates fact from fiction and explains why and how GM crops can help us combat poverty, starvation and disease in the developing world, in a safe and responsible way. She explains the technology and looks at the differences and similarities between genetic modification, conventional plant breeding, and natural processes such as cross pollination and Mutations. There are chapters devoted to controversial issues auch as food safety (for GM crops and organically grown food), patents labeling, regulations and controls, and a section dealing with frequently-asked questions. It ends with a focus on Africa and possible future developments in GM technology. Technical terms are explained and appendices provide additional information on testing for allergens, horizontal gene transfer, and international food safety assessment documents. For those who wish to explore the subject further, it also provides a list of more than 60 web sites dealing with issues related to the GM debate.

About Jennifer A. Thomson

Professor Jennifer Thomson is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town and was Head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Cape Town from 1988 to 2000. She won the L'Oreal/UNESCO prize for Women in Science for Africa in 2004 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Sorbonne University, Paris, in 2005. Her main research interests are the development of maize resistant to maize streak virus and tolerant to drought. Her books include Genes for Africa: Genetically Modified Crops in the Developing World (UCT Press, 2002) and Seeds for the Future: The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment (Cornell University Press and CSIR Press, 2006).

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Author : Jennifer A. Thomson
Publisher : University of Cape Town Press
Data Published : 15 January 2002
ISBN : 1919713573
EAN : 9781919713571
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 197 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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