- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; Reprint edition (8 Jan. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195393570
- ISBN-13: 978-0195393576
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 1.8 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food Paperback – 8 Jan 2010
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Interspersed with nuggets of science, home made recipes (really) and anecdotes. (Biologist)
About the Author
Pamela C. Ronald is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. Raoul Adamchak is the Market-Garden Coordinator at the UC Davis Student Farm.
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It is written by a husband-wife team: one an organic farmer, and the other a plant scientist who has created flood-resistant variety of rice. This is an interesting combination, and presumably as a rare a combination as marriage between an Israeli and a Palestinian. The authors argue for the benefits of organic agriculture as well as genetically-engineered technology but go further than that: they argue that GE crops complement the ideals of the organic movement.
Critics of GE foods claim that the technology is no panacea to the problems of population and food supply. So it isn’t. But neither is organic farming or simply cutting down on waste or redistributing consumption. There is no magic bullet. But the authors convincingly show that GE can be one of the tools we can use to deal with the problem. Crops that can be bred to require less pesticide and water, than can survive greater extremes of heat and cold, and produce better yields and nutrition, are all good things. They can be done and should be done. Such things can be done and the technology has proven benefits elsewhere.Read more ›
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