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Against the Grain: The Genetic Transformation of Global Agriculture

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1631
  1. D A T Southgate, nutrition consultant
  1. Norwich

    Earthscan, £15.99, pp 173 ISBN 1 85383 576 5

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    In the debate about the desirability of the introduction of genetically modified foods “those against” are often portrayed as modern day Luddites who threaten the potential growth of the biotechnology industries and, incidentally, their opportunity to make lots of money. Marc Lappé and Britt Bailey set out their case against genetically modified foods logically. They write from a US perspective, where the range of genetically modified crops introduced and the areas sown with them have …

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