Genetic Engineering, Food and Our Environment
If current trends continue, within five to eight years most of the foods we eat could be genetically engineered. Multinational corporations want us ... Show synopsis If current trends continue, within five to eight years most of the foods we eat could be genetically engineered. Multinational corporations want us to believe that this food is safe, nutritious, and thoroughly tested. Critics argue that governments are sacrificing environmental and health safeguards in favor of commercial interests. This book aims to clarify some of the key issues that concern people about genetic engineering, and to answer questions such as: -- What is genetic engineering? -- Why are genetically engineered foods being introduced, and who controls their introduction? -- What are the implications for health, farming, and the environment? -- Is genetic engineering needed to feed the growing world population? -- Should living organisms be patented? -- What can you do if you want to campaign against genetic engineering?