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First the Seed The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology

ISBN-10: 029919244X
ISBN-13: 9780299192440
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering. 1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University Press Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History Society Winner of the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association

Introduction
Science, agriculture, and social change
The genetic foundation of American agriculture
Public science ascendant : plant breeding comes of age
Heterosis and the social division of labor
Plant breeders' rights and the social division of labor : historical perspective
Seeds of struggle : plant genetic resources in the world system
Outdoing evolution : biotechnology, botany, and business
Directions for deployment
Conclusion
Still the seed : plant biotechnology in the twenty-first century

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