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Author Thompson, R. Paul, 1947-

Title Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction / R. Paul Thompson

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
 CCE Main Collection  S494.5.B563 T46 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  S494.5.B563 T46 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  S494.5.B563 T46 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Scientific background; 2. Application of genetics in agriculture; 3. Philosophical and conceptual background; 4. The controversy : ideological and theological objections; 5. The controversy : purported benefits; 6. The controversy : purported harms; 7. The organic alternative; 8. Impact on low and middle income countries : poverty, farming, and colonial legacies; Concluding remarks
LC subject Agricultural biotechnology -- Philosophy
Genetic engineering -- Philosophy
Agricultural biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects
Agricultural biotechnology -- Social aspects
Genetic engineering -- Social aspects
ISBN 9780521117975 (hardback)
0521117976 (hardback)
9780521133753 (pbk.)
0521133750 (pbk.)