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The Resource Superpigs and wondercorn : the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead, Michael W. Fox

Superpigs and wondercorn : the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead, Michael W. Fox

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Superpigs and wondercorn : the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead
Title
Superpigs and wondercorn
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the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead
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Michael W. Fox
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Language
eng
Summary
"A scientific discovery as revolutionary as the splitting of the atom will come of age in the 90's - the human manipulation of the genetic building blocks that make up life. Like atomic fission, the results can be used for both good and bad. Choices made now will define the biogenetic end-game. Will it be a boon, or a curse?" "Michael W. Fox, the respected Vice President of the Humane Society of the United States, here looks at the biogenetic controversy and draws some troubling conclusions. Biogenetic research is capable of producing new life forms whose effects may alter the intricate balance of Nature in ways no one can foretell. "Superpigs" that grow larger than any pig before, cows that breed on an accelerated cycle, "new" vegetables, tomatoes that won't freeze - such new life forms can now be patented, making them potential sources of enormous profits for biotech companies. And the record of government, academia, and industry is spotty at best at protecting the earth - yet these same forces are in control of the biogenetic future." "Superpigs and Wondercorn is at once an eye-opening survey of a dramatic, sometimes frightening new technology and an impassioned plea to use these new tools in the long-term interests of the global ecosystem."--Jacket
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1937-
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Fox, Michael W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
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Superpigs and wondercorn : the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead, Michael W. Fox
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-199) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Genetic Engineering of Animals
  • 6.
  • Patenting of Animals
  • 7.
  • Nature-Conservation, Biodiversity, and Biotechnology
  • 8.
  • Corporate Responsibility in Biotechnology
  • 9.
  • Biotechnology, Ethics, and Human Evolution
  • 1.
  • Appendix A: Milestones in the History of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Appendix B: Organizations That Supported Legislation to Halt the Patenting of Animals
  • Appendix C: Resources for Public Involvement
  • Biotechnology: The World Made Over
  • 2.
  • Genetic Engineering and Scientific Imperialism
  • 3.
  • Regulating Biotechnology
  • 4.
  • Genetic Engineering, Agriculture, and Society
Control code
26131704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781558211827
Lccn
92018003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Superpigs and wondercorn : the brave new world of biotechnology and where it all may lead, Michael W. Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Genetic Engineering of Animals
  • 6.
  • Patenting of Animals
  • 7.
  • Nature-Conservation, Biodiversity, and Biotechnology
  • 8.
  • Corporate Responsibility in Biotechnology
  • 9.
  • Biotechnology, Ethics, and Human Evolution
  • 1.
  • Appendix A: Milestones in the History of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Appendix B: Organizations That Supported Legislation to Halt the Patenting of Animals
  • Appendix C: Resources for Public Involvement
  • Biotechnology: The World Made Over
  • 2.
  • Genetic Engineering and Scientific Imperialism
  • 3.
  • Regulating Biotechnology
  • 4.
  • Genetic Engineering, Agriculture, and Society
Control code
26131704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781558211827
Lccn
92018003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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