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The Resource Genetically modified foods : basics, applications, and controversy, Salah E.O. Mahgoub

Genetically modified foods : basics, applications, and controversy, Salah E.O. Mahgoub

Label
Genetically modified foods : basics, applications, and controversy
Title
Genetically modified foods
Title remainder
basics, applications, and controversy
Statement of responsibility
Salah E.O. Mahgoub
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An increasingly hot-button issue, genetically modified (GM) food is considered by some as the best way to feed the world's growing population, and by others as an experiment gone wrong on the unsuspecting public. Genetically Modified Foods: Basics, Applications, and Controversy details the basics of biotechnology and its applications in the laboratory and the field. It provides a balanced presentation of the pros and cons of GM foods, examining the arguments of proponents and opponents, and covering regulations governing GM food labeling. The book includes definitions of biotechnology considered from different perspectives; examines different techniques, including their advantages and shortcomings; and highlights the unintended consequences of traditional and modern GM techniques. The text also includes information on the use of biotechnology to produce nutraceuticals and functional foods and biofuels. Discussions of mandatory, non-mandatory, and global labeling; issues of concern, controversy, and consumer welfare; consumer knowledge and right to choose; and the media's actual and expected roles in educating and informing the public round out the coverage. A 360-degree review of GM foods and the issues surrounding them, this book adds to the scientific debate and examines the issues through this lens, giving you information required not only to make an informed decision, but also to be able to discuss your decision with others. It moves this heated debate closer to the day when consumer welfare remains at the heart of the discussion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahgoub, Sala E. O.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP248.65.F66
LC item number
M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Transgenic organisms
  • Food
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Transgenic organisms
Label
Genetically modified foods : basics, applications, and controversy, Salah E.O. Mahgoub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The basics -- Applications of genetic modification at the laboratory and greenhouse levels -- Applications of genetic modification at the field and commercial levels -- Laws, regulations, and labeling for GM foods -- GM foods or not? The controversy -- Consumer issues
Control code
905221865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781482242812
Lccn
2015002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905221865
Label
Genetically modified foods : basics, applications, and controversy, Salah E.O. Mahgoub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The basics -- Applications of genetic modification at the laboratory and greenhouse levels -- Applications of genetic modification at the field and commercial levels -- Laws, regulations, and labeling for GM foods -- GM foods or not? The controversy -- Consumer issues
Control code
905221865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781482242812
Lccn
2015002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905221865

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