Brave New Seeds - 
      Robert Ali Brac de la Perriere
    
      Franck Seuret
    
      Manisha Soani
    
      Vijaya Rao

Brave New Seeds

The Threat of GM Crops to Farmers

; Franck Seuret ; Manisha Soani (Oversetter) ; Vijaya Rao (Oversetter)

Farmers around the world are being pressured by half a dozen giant corporations to grow genetically engineered crops. What are the possible downsides for them, particularly for those hundreds of millions of farmers living in developing countries? On their environment? On their health? On their independence? On their traditional export crops? On their access to the marketplaces of their own countries?

This important book comes out of a dialogue between farmers' representatives and experts. Les mer
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Farmers around the world are being pressured by half a dozen giant corporations to grow genetically engineered crops. What are the possible downsides for them, particularly for those hundreds of millions of farmers living in developing countries? On their environment? On their health? On their independence? On their traditional export crops? On their access to the marketplaces of their own countries?

This important book comes out of a dialogue between farmers' representatives and experts. The result is a clear statement of principles and urgently needed measures which should guide governments and communities in bringing this profit-motivated deployment of scientific power under democratic control.
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Forlag: Zed Books Ltd
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 160
ISBN: 9781856498999
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Introduction
1. Seeds Belong to Farmers: The Downsides of GM Seeds for Agriculture in the South
2. Terminator, Out! Farmers' Autonomy Jeopardized by Sterile Seeds
3. The Precautionary Principle: The Ecological and Health Risks at Stake
4. Greater Transparency: The Politics of GMO Secrecy
5. About Ethics: Tampering with the Foundations of Life
6. Moratorium on Commercial Exploitation: Setting the Rules
7. The Battle over Intellectual Property Rights: Living Matter Turned into Private Property
8. Conclusion: Rishikesh at the Crossroads

Franck Seuret is a journalist. After working with peasants in Niger for a couple of years in the mid 90s, he then started writing for various French magazines, specialising in rural development, economic issues in developing countries and biotechnology.

Robert Ali Brac de la Perriere is an international consultant. With a doctorate in plant breeding, he specialises in the organization, training and mangement of plant genetic resource programmes for the development of in-situ conservation activities. He has extensive experience in managing interdisciplinary consultations and organising colloquia between NGOs and scientific institutions, particularly in the Mediterranean and African regions.