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On the Web: Articles

Food Bully. Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus (8/16/03). US pressure for acceptance of GM food exports in Europe & Africa.

Food Supremacy: America's Other War. Devinder Sharma, Foreign Policy in Focus (2/13/02).

Heartbreak in the Heartland: The True Cost of Genetically Engineered Crops. Percy Schmieser, speech at U. of Texas/Austin (10/10/01).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Food Safety.

Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) .

International Center for Technology Assessment.

UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO).

In the Library: Articles

Cini, Marcelo & Volker Heins. "Science & sustainable society: critique of von Gleich on genetic engineering," Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 2,2 (6/91).

Dowie, Mark. "Gods & monsters," Mother Jones (1-2/04):49-84. Dr. Stuart Newman's fight to patent human/animal chimera.

Fleeson, Lucinda. “A cure for the common farm?” Mother Jones (3-4/2003): 17-18.

Keeny, Martin. "Is biotechnology a blessing for the less developed nations?" Monthly Review 34,11(3/83):10-19.

Margaronis, Maria. "The politics of food," Nation (12/27/99):11-16.

Nichols, John. “The 3 Mile Island of biotech?” Nation (12/30/02):11-16.

Rauch, Jonathan. “Will the frankenfood save the planet,?” Atlantic Monthly (10/03):103-108.

Shenk, David. "Biocapitalism: what price the genetic revolution?" Harper's (12/97).

Sinsheimer, Robert. "Troubled dawn for genetic engineering," New Scientist (10/16/75).

Strauber, John. "Food fight comes to America," Nation (12/27/99):18-19. US corporations working to hold back protest against genetically engineered food.

Rosset, Peter. "The parable of the golden snail," Nation (12/27/99):22. Third world farmers see in biotech crops a first world disaster.

Wald, George. "The case against genetic engineering," The Sciences 16 (9/76).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Atherton, Keith T. Genetically Modified Crops: Assessing Safety (NY: Taylor & Francis, 2002).

Bailey, Britt& Marc Lappé (eds.) Engineering the Farm: The Ethical & Social Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology (Washington: Island, 2002).

Beckwith, Jon. Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).

Eaglesham, Allan; Steven G. Pueppke & Ralph W.F. Hardy (eds.) Genetically Modified Food & the Consumer (Ithaca NY: National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, 2001).

Engel, Karl-Heinz & Roy Teranishi (eds.) Genetically Modified Foods: Safety Issues (Washington: American Chemical Society, 1995).

Greenberg, Daniel S. Science, Money, & Politics: Political Triumph & Ethical Erosion (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).

Hafs, Harold D. (ed.) Genetically Modified Livestock: Progress, Prospects & Issues (Pittsburgh PA: American Society of Animal Science, 1993).

Heineke, Corinna (comp.) La vida en venta: transgénicos, patentes y biodiversidad (San Salvador: Fundación Heinrich Böll, 2002).

Howard, Ted & Jeremy Rifkin. Who Should Play God? The Artificial Creation of Life & What it Means for the Future of the Human Race (NY: Delacorte, 1977).

Kimbrell, Andrew. Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering & the Secret Changes in Your Food (Washington: Center for Food Safety,

Kolata, Gina. Clone: The Road to Dolly & the Path Ahead (NY: Wm. Morrow, 1998).

Lappé, Marc & Britt Bailey. Against the Grain: Biotechnology & the Corporate Takeover of Your Food (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1998).

MacKinnon, Barbara (ed.) Human Cloning. Science, Ethics, & Public Policy (Urbana: U. Illinois, 2002).

McGiffen, Steven P. Biotechnology: Corporate Power vs. the Public Interest (London: Pluto, 2005).

Mehlman, Maxwell J. Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Society (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).

National Research Council. Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science & Regulation (Washington: National Academy, 2000).

Nelson, Gerald C. Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture: Economics & Politics (San Diego CA: Academic, 2001).

Noussair, Charles; Stephane Robin & Bernard Ruffieux. Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Supply: Public Opinion vs. Consumer Behavior (West Lafayette IN: Purdue U. Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic & Management Sciences, 2001).

Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Genetically Modified Crops: The Ethical & Social Issues (London, 1999).

Petchesky, Rosalind. Issues in Biological Engineering: A Review of Recent Literature (NY: Columbia University Institute for the Study of Science in Human Affairs, 1969).

Pollan, Michael. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (NY: Random House, 2001). Story of four plants that have co-evolved with human beings: apple, marijuana, tulip & potato, of which the last is most useful for discussion of bioengineering.

Pringle, Peter. Food Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto. The Promises & Perils of the Biotech Harvest (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).

Rifkin, Jeremy. The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene & Remaking the World (NY: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998).

Ruse, Michael & David Castle (eds.) Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology (Amherst NY: Prometheus, 2002).

Smith, Jeffrey. Seeds of Deception (Fairfield IA: Yes!, 2003).

Tokar, Brian (ed.) Redesigning Life? The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering (NY: Zed, 2001).

UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO). Genetically Modified Organisms, Consumers, Food Safety & the Environment (Rome, 2001).

UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Genetically Modified Organisms: A Guide to Biosafety (Wallingford: CAB International, 1995).

Wade, Nicholas. The Ultimate Experiment: Man-Made Evolution (NY: Walker, 1977).

Waters, Brent & Ronald Cole-Turner (eds.) God & the Embryo: Religious Voices on Stem Cells & Cloning (Washington: Georgetown U., 2003).

Watson, James D. The Double Helix (NY: Atheneum, 1968).

__________ with John Tooze. The DNA Story: A Documentary History of Gene Cloning (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1981).

In the Library: Fiction

Ozeki, Ruth. All Over Creation (NY: Viking, 2003).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Against the Grain: The Video" [1999], dir. Britt Bailey, 13m.

"The Future of Food" [2004], dir. Deborah Koons García, ?m. From Lily Films.

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