The whole biotech enterprise – from GM crops to gene drugs and human cloning – is a phenomenal waste of public finance and scientific imagination. A rivetting story of the fluid genome from a scientist who has for the past decade consistently been warning that genetic engineering is both dangerous and futile.
About the Author:
Dr Mae-Wan Ho is a well-known and respected British scientist, Reader in Biology at the Open University, UK and a Fellow of the US National Genetics Foundation. Since 1994, she has been scientific adviser to the Third World Network and other public interest organizations on genetic engineering biotechnology and biosafety. She has debated the issues at the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Parliament, and many conferences all over the world. She is also the prolific author of over 150 works in several disciplines, a popular public lecturer and a frequent contributor to radio and TV in the UK and elsewhere.
"This book serves a need to describe the obvious to literate and astute masses! As educators, we need to critically analyse our failure to convey the fundamental biological insight of life as a continuum to our students." -Dr. R.H. Richardson, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, USA
"An exposé of the risks of genetic engineering and a warning to developing countries that new technologies are not necessarily beneficial, appropriate or needed." -Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network