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The Politics of Genetic Engineering

Shattering: Food, Politics and the Loss of Genetic Diversity
Cary Fowler and Pat Mooney, Arizona, 1990
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Vandana Shiva, South End, 1999
Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge
Vandana Shiva , South End, 1997
Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Jeffrey Smith, Yes! Books, 2003, Paperback
Dinner at the New Gene Cafe: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food
Bill Lambrecht, St. Martin's Press, 2002, Paperback. Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Cafe lays out the battle lines of the collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.
Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism, by Nestle, Marion, University of California Press, 2004, Paperback
The critically acclaimed author of "Food Politics" argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures--it involves politics.
Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food
Daniel Charles, Perseus Books, September 2002, Paperback, pages
Redesigning Life? The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering
Tokar, Brian, Zed Books Ltd., 2001, Paperback
Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food
Mark Lappé and Britt Bailey, Common Courage, 1998
Biotech Century, The: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World
Jeremy Rifkin, Tarcher/Putnam, 1998
Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology
Kristin Dawkins, Seven Stories, 1997

Books on Genes and Genetics

Beyond Evolution: The Genetically Altered Future of Plants, Animals, the Earth, and Humans
Michael W. Fox, Lyons Press, 1999, $24.95
The Century of the Gene
Evelyn Fox Keller, Harvard University Press, 2002, Paperback. "Provides a powerful, profound analysis of the limits of the gene as an explanatory concept. She argues convincingly for a new language, for new concepts that will enable us to deal with the real complexity of biological organization. This is a critically important book, to be very widely read." —Dorothy Nelkin, New York University.
The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment, by Lewontin, Richard C
Harvard University Press, 2001, Paperback
Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context
Craig Holdrege, Lindisfarne, 1996
Exploding the Gene Myth
Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald, Beacon, 1993
A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock
Evelyn Fox Keller, W.H. Freeman, 1983
Language of the Genes
Steve Jones, Anchor, 1995
Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering
Susan Aldridge, Cambridge, 1998

Books on the Risks of Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology Unzipped
Eric Grace, Joseph Henry, 1997
Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?
Mae-Wan Ho, Continuum, 2000
The Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops
Jane Rissler and Margaret Mellon, MIT, 1996

Books on Genetically Engineered Food

Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food is Entering our Diet
Stephen Nottingham, Zed, 1998
Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology
Brewster Kneen, New Society, 1999
Fast Food Nation
Eric Schlosser, HarperPerenniel, 2002
Genetic Engineering, Food and our Environment
Luke Anderson, Chelsea Green, 1999
Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers
Ronnie Cummins, Marlowe, 2000
Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature
Martin Teitel and Kimberly Wilson. Forward Ralph Nader, Park Street, 1999
Genetically Engineered Foods: Are They Safe? You Decide
Laura and Robin Ticciati, Ph.D., Keats, 1998

Books on the Genetic Engineering of Humans and Other Animals

Human Body Shop, The: The Cloning, Engineering and Marketing of Life
Andrew Kimbrell, Regnery, 1998
Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics
Glenn McGee, Rowman & Littlefield, 1997

Books on the Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Genethics: The Clash Between the New Genetics and Human Values
David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson, Harvard, 1995

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