Gene Traders: Biotechnology, World Trade, and the Globalization of Hunger

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Toward Freedom presents a new and comprehensive collection of research and essays on biotechnology. Edited by safe food pioneer Brian Tokar, Gene Traders features analysis of biotechnology and its’ effects on food safety, poverty, starvation, and globalization.

Genetically engineered agriculture is spreading around the world due to global trade agreements and the aggressive tactics of international financial institutions, governments, and agribusiness corporations. In this broad and comprehensive survey, seven authors show how the interplay of trade policy, “development” politics and biotechnology increases dependency and hunger, while compromising the survival of traditional farmers and their communities. read more

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