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First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology

by Jack Ralph Kloppenburg, Jr.

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The author traces the transformation of the seed from a public good produced and reproduced by farmers into a commodity controlled by businesses and corporations.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 029919244X, Paperback)

First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering.

1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University Press
Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History Society
Winner of the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association

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First the seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering.--Publisher description.… (more)

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