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Changing Genes to Feed the World

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Science  29 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5697, pp. 815
DOI: 10.1126/science.1104978

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Mendel in the Kitchen A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods. by Nina Fedoroff and Nancy Marie Brown. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC, 2004. 366 pp. $24.95, C$32.95. ISBN 0-309-09205-1.

In this account of the history and technology of genetically modified foods (written for a broad, nonspecialist audience), the authors argue that new molecular approaches offer an environmentally friendly approach to increasing the world's food supply.