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Food FightsHow History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates$
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Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469652894

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001

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Savior or Monster?

Savior or Monster?

The Truth about Genetically Engineered Agriculture

(p.15) 1 Savior or Monster?
(p.iii) Food Fights

Margaret Mellon

University of North Carolina Press

Genetic engineering promised to transform industrial agriculture from an environmentally toxic to a benign activity. Margaret Mellon embraced that promise but over the course of her career saw that genetic engineering promised much more than it could deliver. Mellon argues that genetic engineering should not be discarded as dangerous, but should be only one of the many tools used by food scientists to help solve the problem of feeding a growing global population.

Keywords:   Genetic engineering, GMOs, Glyphosate, Monsanto, Union of Concerned Scientists, Bacillus Thuringiensis, Golden rice

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