By Norman Miller
Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically transformed meals comprises testimony, magazine and newspaper articles, ebook chapters, and curiosity team communications equivalent to press releases and online briefs, in addition to different experiences and stories that represent the primary parts of the general public debate at the genetic amendment of nutrition. A spouse to Environmental Politics: curiosity teams, the Media, and the Making of coverage, it offers the major, certain, case-in-point program for practices and rules formerly mentioned basically in conception, conserving the elemental textual content compact and current.
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L1551Ch05Frame Page 22 Tuesday, August 14, 2001 12:59 PM 22 Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically Modified Foods '(B) The term 'genetically engineered organism' means-'(i) an organism that has been altered at the molecular or cellular level by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes (including recombinant DNA and RNA techniques, cell fusion, microencapsulation, macroencapsulation, gene deletion and doubling, introduction of a foreign gene, and a process that changes the positions of genes), other than a means consisting exclusively of breeding, conjugation, fermentation, hybridization, in vitro fertilization, or tissue culture; and '(ii) an organism made through sexual or asexual reproduction, or both, involving an organism described in subclause (i), if possessing any of the altered molecular or cellular characteristics of the organism so described.
It's the latest advance from biotechnology -- produced with a gene from kudzu, an invasive weed. 50 © 2001 by CRC Press LLC 45 L1551Ch10Frame Page 46 Tuesday, August 14, 2001 12:57 PM 46 Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically Modified Foods "Sound far-fetched? It probably shouldn't: Remember the flavor-saver tomato? How many of you have heard of the so-called terminator gene which can keep a plant from reproducing? S. the stuff that is crushed and made into salad and cooking oil and that feeds most of the livestock we grow are produced from a variety that increases the plant's resistance to certain pesticides.
I think that is why schoolchildren, for example, find it so fascinating to study butterflies. Because in some ways, that primal human sympathy which Wordsworth talked about in his poetry flutters in the heart when we see something so beautiful. And I think that as the schoolchildren, who spend time with their parents and their grandparents going to parks and zoos and arboretums, have the knowledge that this very beautiful butterfly could be impacted by this bioengineering, I think that we are going to see a response nationally.
Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically Modified Foods by Norman Miller