Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds

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academics. See research institutions
Achitoff, Paul, 38
Adolphe, Dan, 36
AgBioWorld, 60
Agricultural Research Source (ARS), 136–37
agriculture: climate change and, 121–27; culture in, 158–62; economy and, 20–21, 65–66, 133; genetic engineering and, xvi-xix, 8; in Iraq, 3–6; labor in, 104–5, 190–91; story of, xviii-xix, 199–205; in United States, 6–8, 65–66, 150, 168–74; in Vietnam, 87–91, 104–5. See also industrial agriculture; sustainable agriculture
Agrobacterium, 53–54
ahupua'a, 183–84, 190–91
Alegria, Rafael, 156
alfalfa, 34
Altered Harvest (Doyle), 133
American Corn Growers Association, 38
American Farm Bureau, 27
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), 132
Amstutz, Dan, 5
Anderson, M. Kat, 158
Anderson, Walter Truett, 197
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 12–13
animal feed: cultural decline and, 175; GMOs in, 17, 27, 41; in industrial agriculture, 66, 129, 173; land use and, 120; in sustainable agriculture, 141, 154
antibiotic resistance markers, 15, 39
antibiotics, 39, 78, 79, 173
Asgrow Seed Company, 74
AstraZeneca, 100

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • A Note on the Terminology ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xv
  • The Rise of the Techno-Elites 1
  • One - Trade Secrets 3
  • Two - Trespass 23
  • Three - Political Science 45
  • Four - The Ownership Society 65
  • The Turning Points 85
  • Five - Who Owns Rice? 87
  • Six - The Botany of Scarcity 106
  • Seven - The Botany of Abundance 128
  • A Green Wealth 145
  • Eight - Ripe for Change 147
  • Nine - A Conversation with Corn 163
  • Ten - The Down-Turned Hand 179
  • A Cabinet of Seeds Displayed 193
  • Epilogue - The Seeded Earth 195
  • Acknowledgments 206
  • Sources and Resources 209
  • Index 219
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