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Genetically modified crops / Nigel G. Halford.

By: Halford, Nigel G.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Imperial College Press, ©2003Description: ix, 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1860943535; 9781860943539.Subject(s): Transgenic plants | Transgenic plants -- History | Plant genetic engineering | Agricultural biotechnology | Plantes transgéniques | Plantes transgéniques -- Histoire | Génie génétique végétal | Biotechnologie agricole | Agricultural biotechnology | Plant genetic engineering | Transgenic plants | Food Technology | Crops, Agricultural | Genetic Engineering | Plants, Genetically Modified | Transgenic plants | Transgenic plants -- History | Plant genetic engineering | Agricultural biotechnology | Plants, Genetically Modified | Crops, Agricultural -- genetics | Genetic Engineering -- methodsGenre/Form: History.
Contents:
DNA, genes, genomes and plant breeding -- The techniques of plant genetic modification -- Current and future uses of GM crops in agriculture -- Legislation covering GM crops and foods -- Issues that have arisen in the GM crop and food debate.
Review: "This book describes the history and development of the science and techniques that underpin plant biotechnology, GM crops that are grown commercially around the world and the new varieties that are being developed. It covers failures as well as successes. The safety record of GM crops is reviewed together with the legislation that has been adopted to cover their use. The book also deals with the concerns of consumers, the GM crop debate and the prospects for the technology."--Jacket.
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General QK 981.5 .H169 2003 Available 30579004091226
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Includes index.

DNA, genes, genomes and plant breeding -- The techniques of plant genetic modification -- Current and future uses of GM crops in agriculture -- Legislation covering GM crops and foods -- Issues that have arisen in the GM crop and food debate.

"This book describes the history and development of the science and techniques that underpin plant biotechnology, GM crops that are grown commercially around the world and the new varieties that are being developed. It covers failures as well as successes. The safety record of GM crops is reviewed together with the legislation that has been adopted to cover their use. The book also deals with the concerns of consumers, the GM crop debate and the prospects for the technology."--Jacket.

Includes index.