GE Rice: The Genetic Engineering of the World's Leading Staple Crop
With the advent of science and modern technology in agriculture, the arrival of uniform seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, the rich diversity of rice varieties has decreased drastically. This was the result of the Green Revolution. Now with the so-called ‘gene revolution’ underway, the truth remains that such technological advancement is only being used as a tool for big corporate interests to acquire proprietary rights, and ultimately, monopoly, over the rice seed. In this article, geneticist and GMO biosafety specialist Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher provides comprehensive information on the science of genetic engineering in rice today, and the risks it poses to human health, food safety and the environment.
|Title:||GE Rice: The Genetic Engineering of the World's Leading Staple Crop|
|Authors:||Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific|
|Publisher:||Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific|
|Appears in Sub-Collections:||Biodiversity|
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