Genetically modified food

Genetically modified food

The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?

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English
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Author: 
Kelly Brownell
Kenneth Warner
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Volume 87, Number 1, 2009, pp. 259-294
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The Milbank Quarterly
Publication Date: 
2009

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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Includes bibliographical references. Abstract only available from Millbank Quarterly, without subscription. The full article is made available through the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Pandora's picnic basket: the potential and hazards of genetically modified foods

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Paper
Author: 
Alan McHughen
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Oxford University Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains the technologies underlying genetically modified food, comparing them with other "natural" methods of plant breeding and production.

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ENVI.M84 2000
ISBN 0198506740
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Includes glossary, bibliographical references and index.

Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Author: 
Elisabeth Abergel
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health."

One part of an anti-racist feminist political standpoint against biopiracy

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Author: 
Nandita Sharma
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Nurturing cycles

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Penny Van Esterik
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Paper
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Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publisher: 
The Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publication Date: 
2001

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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CEX NRGT.I42 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Lorelei Bourrier
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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ISSN 14800039

Biotechnology and the new genetics: what it means for women's health

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
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Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Includes glossary and bibliographical references.
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