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Starved for Science

How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

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$22.00 • £17.95 • €20.00

ISBN 9780674033474

Publication Date: 08/05/2009


256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

3 halftones, 1 line illustration, 2 tables


  • Foreword by Norman E. Borlaug and Jimmy Carter
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Why Are Africans Rejecting Biotechnology?
  • 1. Why Rich Countries Dislike Agricultural GMOs
  • 2. Downgrading Agricultural Science in Rich Countries
  • 3. Withdrawing Support for Agricultural Science in Africa
  • 4. Keeping Genetically Engineered Crops Out of Africa
  • 5. Drought-Tolerant Crops—Only for the Rich?
  • Conclusion: An Imperialism of Rich Tastes
  • References
  • Index

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