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Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food

Walters, Reece (2010). Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

The GM debate has been ongoing for over a decade, yet it has been contained in the scientific world and presented in technical terms. Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food brings the debates about GM food into the social and criminological arena.
Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food highlights the criminal and harmful actions of state and corporate officials. It concludes that corporate and political corruption, uncertain science, bitter public opposition, growing farmer concern and bankruptcy, irreversible damage to biodervisty, corporate monopolies and exploitation, disregard for social and cultural practices, devastation of small scale and local agricultural economies, imminent threats to organics, weak regulation, and widespread political and biotech mistrust – do not provide the bases for advancing and progressing GM foods into the next decade. Yet, with the backing of the WTO, the US and UK Governments march on – but at what cost to future generations?

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 Reece Walters
ISBN: 1-904385-22-2, 978-1-904385-22-6
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 21238
Depositing User: Reece Walters
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 20:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21238
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