The University of Wisconsin Press
Science & Technology / Agriculture / Botany
First the Seed
The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology
Jack Ralph Kloppenburg Jr.
Science and Technology in Society, Daniel Lee Kleinman and Jo Handelsman, Series Editors
"Puts the thorny questions raised in the biotechnology debate into historical perspective."Deborah Fitzgerald, ISIS
First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and the seed industry, particularly genetically engineered crops. This second edition includes an extensive new chapter on recent controversies.
"Kloppenburg examines the question of whether society will be able to use our enhanced capabilities for manipulating the genetic code to develop and deploy new plant varieties in ways that are economically productive, socially equitable, and ecologically benign."Eric Roberts, The Times Higher Education Supplement, London
Jack Ralph Kloppenburg Jr. is professor of rural sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of WisconsinMadison.
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