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Walters, Reece

Eco crime and genetically modified food - London Routledge 2011 - 165p.

"A GlassHouse book."

Includes bibliographical references ([130]-158) and index.

The politicisation of GM : terrain, terms, and concepts -- The perils, prospects, and controversies of GM food -- Risk, public opinion, and consumer resistance -- Biotech, papal, and trade 'wars' : third world hunger, exploitation, and politics of GM fraud -- Regulatory regimes : ensuring safety or enhancing profits? -- Green criminology : power, harm, and (in)justice.

"The GM debate has been ongoing for over a decade, yet it has been contained in the scientific world and presented in technical terms. Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food brings the debates about GM food into the social and criminological arena. This book highlights the criminal and harmful actions of state and corporate officials. It concludes that corporate and political corruption, uncertain science, bitter public opposition, growing farmer concern and bankruptcy, irreversible damage to biodervisty, corporate monopolies and exploitation, disregard for social and cultural practices, devastation of small scale and local agricultural economies, imminent threats to organics, weak regulation, and widespread political and biotech mistrust - do not provide the bases for advancing and progressing GM foods into the next decade. Yet, with the backing of the WTO, the US and UK Governments march on - but at what cost to future generations?"--Publisher.


Convention on Biological Diversity (1992). 2000 Jan. 29. --Protocols, etc.,

Food adulteration and inspection--Law and legislation.
Genetically modified foods--Law and legislation.
Biotechnology--Law and legislation.
International crimes.

364.142 / WA-E

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