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Publication information: Book title: Bountiful Harvest:Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment. Contributors: Thomas R. Degregori - Author. Publisher: Cato Institute. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 2002. Page number: Not available.
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