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Author Clancy, Kelly A
Title The politics of genetically modified organisms in the United States and Europe [electronic resource] / by Kelly A. Clancy
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
book jacket
Descript xi, 173 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. The Story of GMOs in the US and Europe -- 3. The Ideology of Sound Science and its Defense -- 4. Strategies of Resistance -- 5. Conclusions and Implications
This book examines the puzzle of why genetically modified organisms continue to be controversial despite scientific evidence declaring them safe for humans and the environment. What explains the sustained levels of resistance? Clancy analyzes the trans-Atlantic controversy by comparing opposition to GMOs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the United States, examining the way in which science is politicized on both sides of the debate. Ultimately, the author argues that the lack of labeling GMO products in the United States allows opponents to create far-fetched images of GMOs that work their ways in to the minds of the public. The way forward out of this seemingly intractable debate is to allow GMOs, once tested, to enter the market without penalty--and then to label them
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Transgenic organisms
Genetically modified foods
United States
Political Science and International Relations
Public Policy
US Politics
Environmental Policy
European Politics
Food Science
Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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