Search Resources (English): Genetically modified food

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If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/altcbs/altcbs.pdf

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

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Published: 2001
Biotechnology and the new genetics: what it means for women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/biotech.htm

Examines assumptions about biotechnology and the new genetics for Canadians as a whole and for women in particular. Provides a brief overview of "biotechnology" and the "new genetics" and their implications for women's health. Examines two main areas of concern - agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology in health care and medicine.

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Published: 2001
Nurturing cycles  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/17-vanesterik.pdf
Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Pandora's picnic basket: the potential and hazards of genetically modified foods
Explains the technologies underlying genetically modified food, comparing them with other "natural" methods of plant breeding and production.
Published: 2000
Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39632
Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/10-abergel.PDF
Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2000
One part of an anti-racist feminist political standpoint against biopiracy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/16-sharma.pdf
Argues that the ethical values proposed by the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy are untenable, being premised on faith in the value of genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?  
http://www.milbank.org/870110.html

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Published: 2009