Genetically modified planet : environmental impacts of genetically engineered plants
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Genetically modified plants are currently causing controversy worldwide; a great deal has been written about their supposed environmental effects. However, the newspaper headlines and public debates often provide a level of reasoning akin to "this is your brain on genetically modified corn," which is to say, they exclude or exaggerate the actual scientific research on the impacts of these plants. Genetically Modified Planet goes beyond the rhetoric to investigate for concerned consumers the actual state of scientific research on genetically modified plants. Stewart argues that while there are indeed real and potential risks of growing engineered crops, there are also real and overwhelmingly positive environmental benefits.
Plant genetic engineering.
Transgenic plants -- Ecology.
Plant genetic engineering -- Environmental aspects.
|Publisher|| Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,2004
x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.