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.

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Title: GE Rice: The Genetic Engineering of the World's Leading Staple Crop
Authors: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
Tags: genetic engineering
agriculture
Green Revolution
rice varieties
gene revolution
crops
Date: 29-Dec-2007
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/420
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/rs_gerice.pdf
Category Type: Articles
Appears in Sub-Collections:Biodiversity







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