Food Fight: Rising Food Prices Have Caused Hardship in the Developing World. Robert Paarlberg Argues That It's Time to Embrace Genetically Modified Foods
At a time of soaring global food prices, it is distressing to see such stubborn resistance to genetically engineered agricultural crops, also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically modified (GM) foods. These foods could help reduce hunger across the globe by increasing crop yields. Opponents often dismiss them as "Frankenfoods" that are unhealthy to eat and bad for the environment. But such criticisms are based on misplaced fears and shoddy science.
In his new book, Starved for Science, Wellesley College political scientist Robert Paarlberg offers a useful corrective. "In both Europe and the United States," he notes, "scientific authorities have …
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Publication information: Article title: Food Fight: Rising Food Prices Have Caused Hardship in the Developing World. Robert Paarlberg Argues That It's Time to Embrace Genetically Modified Foods. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The American (Washington, DC). Volume: 2. Issue: 4 Publication date: July-August 2008. Page number: 16. © 2007 The American, a Magazine of Ideas The American, a Magazine of Ideas. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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