Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment

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Index
Aflatoxins, 71, 92, 109, 131, 162
Africa
biotechnology opportunity for, 99, 104, 105, 106
fertilizer use in, 88
malaria and DDT use in, 136–37, 141
malnourished children, 48–49
Agricultural workers. See Farmers and farm workers
Agriculture
agricultural disruption, 83–84
crop protection and nutrient renewal, 84–85, 145
inequality of income in, 162
precision farming, 145–46
See also Biotechnology; Farmers and farm workers; Food production; Green revolution
Air pollution acute respiratory infections, 130 asthma and, 75
Alar, 70–71
“Alien species,” genetic engineering and, 108, 151, 154
Alienation
agriculture and, 17 the alphabet and, 21–22 and loss of oneness with nature, 19 symbolic representation and, 20–21 technology and, ix–x, 16–19 and that gained by technology, 19–20 unity of experience and, 14–19
the Alphabet, 21, 22
Alternative medicine, 168–71
Amino acid pills, 166, 169
Amoebic dysentery, 175
Ancient Greece, 1, 3
Animal research, rights, and protection, 49–51, 151, 154–55
Antitechnology elitism, ix–x
humanitarian aid example, 193–94
idealizing or romanticizing the past, 155–56
medical technology and, 23–29
path of reason and, 156–57
phobias of the affluent, 128–31
similarities between Nazis and contemporary movements, 151–57
Third World poverty and, 128–31
See also Elitism; Technophobia
Architecture, 39–41
Aristolochia acid, 171
Artificial fertilizers, 72–73, 88, 89, 153
Arts
art appreciation and mass culture, 41–42
artists versus artisans, 1
good taste, 34–35
human endeavor/achievements and, 179
Industrial Revolution and, 33–35
“rescued from the marketplace,” 47
technology and creative acts, 13, 22–23
Asia, 10–11, 105, 160–61
Aspergillus,73, 92, 109, 131, 162
Asthma, 75
Authenticity, aesthetic, 38–39
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), 107–8, 109–10
“Balancing Risks on the Backs of the Poor,” 140
Banned chemicals, 131, 142, 146, 149–50 See also Ethylene dibromide; DDT
Beef. See Meat consumption
Behavior, distinction between intellect and, 8–9
Benzene hexachloride (BHC), 133
Benzo-b-pyrene, 130
Biological evolution, ix–x, 1–4, 8, 10
symbolic thinking and human development, 20–21
toolmaking and tool use and, 11–14
See also the Brain; the Hand
Biotechnology, 99, 100–110, 145 See also Genetic engineering
“Blood and soil” garden. See Natural gardens
Bottled water, 176–77
the Brain, 6–10, 37, 77

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  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Technology and the Unity of Experience 1
  • Notes *
  • 2 - Technology, Industrialization, and Creativity 31
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  • 3 - Technology, Technophobia, and Human Welfare 61
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  • 4 - Technophobia, Natural Foods, Organic Agriculture, Energy, Meat, and Metamorphosis 77
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  • 5 - Genetic Modification and Technophobia 97
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  • 6 - Technophobia, Pollution, Pesticides, and Ddt 127
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  • 7 - Reason, Romance, and Reaction 151
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  • 8 - Technology, Food Production, and Drinking Water 159
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  • 9 - Technology: Control For, or Over, Humans? 179
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  • References 209
  • Index 255
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