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Genetically Modified Diplomacy

The Global Politics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

by (author) Peter Andrée

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2008
Trade & Tariffs, Diplomacy, Biotechnology, Environmental Conservation & Protection, General
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2008
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2007
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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When genetically engineered seeds were first deployed in the Americas in the mid-1990s, the biotechnology industry and its partners envisaged a world in which their crops would be widely accepted as the food of the future. Critics, however, raised a variety of social, environmental, economic, and health concerns. This book traces the emergence of the 2000 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – and the discourse of precaution toward GEOs that the protocol institutionalized internationally. Peter Andrée explains this reversal in the "common-sense" understanding of genetic engineering, and discusses the new debates it has engendered.


About the author

Peter Andrée is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

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