Genetic engineering, animal cloning and new reproductive technologies are promoted as the keys to a brighter future. Genetic engineers promise a more productive agriculture, wondrous medical miracles and solutions to our most pressing environmental problems. But growing numbers of farmers, scientists and concerned citizens disagree, citing new hazards to our health and the environment, along with troubling ethical questions.
This book offered the first comprehensive examination of the hidden hazards of the new genetic technologies, and the emergence of worldwide resistance. Twenty-six internationally respected critics, offer their analysis of the issues, their social and ethical implications, and the stories that lie behind the headlines that have brought genetic engineering to the forefront of public controversy.