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The Politics of GM Food By Dave Toke

The Politics of GM Food
by Dave Toke

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"The Politics of GM Food" explains how different, and controversial, outcomes have often occurred over the GM food and crops issue in the US, the UK and the EU. It explores the relationship between science and politics, how these two spheres overlap and how the issue relates to globalization.
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The Politics of GM Food: A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and EU by Dave Toke

'Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle of our time. By stressing the interplay between the material and discursive dimensions involved in the shaping of the conflict, the work offers a detailed account that enriches our political understanding of these 'Frankenfoods' on a variety of fronts, in particular the interplay between scientific expertise and citizens politics. Those interested in the 'risk society', both students and specialists, will find much to learn from this perceptive analysis.'
Professor Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, USA
The Politics of GM Food compares and explains how differing political outcomes have occurred regarding GM food and crops in the UK, USA and the EU, thus throwing light on the relationship between science and politics.

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"Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle of our time. By stressing the interplay between the material and discursive dimensions involved in the shaping of the conflict, the work offers a detailed account that enriches our political understanding of these 'Frankenfoods' on a variety of fronts, in particular the interplay between scientific expertise and citizens politics. Those interested in the 'risk society', both students and specialists, will find much to learn from this perceptive analysis."
-Frank Fischer, Rutgers University
"Genetic modification of food has divided science and politics, regulation and participation, Europe and America, business and the consumer, and values and ethics. In this tumultuous cauldron David Toke has dissected all of antagonisms to produce a magnificent analysis of a changing world of science, technology, democracy and sustainability that has no equal."
- Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia

About Dave Toke


Dave Toke is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Politics and Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of Contents


1. Myths and 'Facts' about GM Foods and Crops 2. From Science to Politics 3. Britain Turns Sour on GM Food 4. Forward with Technology? - The USA and the GM Food Debate 5. EU Cools on GM Food 6. Deliberation and GM Food Politics

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GOR010104430
The Politics of GM Food: A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and EU by Dave Toke
Dave Toke
Environmental Politics
Used - Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2004-05-27
240
041530699X
9780415306997
N/A
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