Providing an exhaustive background on the history of genetically modified organism (GMO) crops and foods as well as the controversies surrounding these products, this book allows readers to develop their own particular viewpoint on the production and use of GMO substances.
• Presents both historical and current views of the topic that provide readers with a neutral presentation of the hard science as well as the social issues in question
• Includes perspective essays written by individuals with expertise in issues related to the production and distribution of GMO foods in the United States and other parts of the world
• Assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union
• Addresses the ongoing debate regarding whether and how genetically modified products should be labeled for sale