Cover: Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa, from Harvard University PressCover: Starved for Science in PAPERBACK

Starved for Science

How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

Add to Cart

Product Details


$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

From Our Blog


Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.