Plunders of Biotechnology

Subject

Biotechnology
Activism

Description

A resource for biotechnology activists, a handbook for understanding its context, and inspiration for a "coherent, cohesuive and radical anti-biotechnology movement."

Publisher

Identifier

Z07901

Place of Publication

Date Created

2000

Extent of Work

64

Abstract

Defines biotechnology and examines its cultural, political, corporate, and global contexts, applications, culture, and environmental dangers and provides models of resistance.

Table of Contents

I. What is Biotechnology? -- II. Context: Politics -- (Political power -- Corporate power -- Globalization and international trade agreements -- Intellectual property) -- III. Science: a neutral apolitcal world? -- IV. Applications: how biotech is really used -- (Agriculture -- Forestry --Cloning -- Pharmaceuticals -- Human genetics) -- V. Envronmental dangers of bioetechnology -- VI. Biopiracy -- VII. Culture -- (Small farm serfdom -- Impacts on the culture of the two- thirds world) -- VIII. Beyond Biotechnology: the new horizons of nanotechnology -- IX. Models and visions of resistance.

Dimensions

21.5 x 18 centimeters

Medium

Printing Press

Rights Statement

Copyleft