n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Genes for Africa, Jennifer A. Thomson : book review

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... Genes for Africa JENNIFER A. THOMSON 29 figures, 5 tables Soft cover, 207 pages UCT Press: Cape Town, 2002 The perceived promises and perils of biotechnological applications in agriculture, often with a focus on the developing world, are aired regularly in the media. Leading science journals such as Nature, Nature Biotechnology and Science continue to support public engagement in the discussion of the positive benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops. At the same time, public trust in the words of scientists and the reassurances of politicians has been undermined by such events as bovine spongiform encephalopathy ('mad cow disease') and the ..

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