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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology: Societal Context and the Future of Agriculture (Paperback)
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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology: Societal Context and the Future of Agriculture (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 28/08/2007
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This comprehensive 2007 survey of modern plant breeding traces its history from the earliest experiments at the dawn of the scientific revolution in the seventeenth century to the present day and the existence of high tech agribusiness. Murphy tells the story from the perspective of a scientist working in this field, offering a rationale and evidence-based insight into its development. Crop improvement is examined from both a scientific and socio-economic perspective and the ways in which these factors interact and impact on agricultural development are discussed, including debates on genetically-modified food. Murphy highlights concerns over the future of plant breeding, as well as potential options to enable us to meet the challenges of feeding the world in the 21st century. This thoroughly interdisciplinary and balanced account serves as an essential resource for everyone involved with plant breeding research, policy and funding, as well as those wishing to engage with current debates.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530880
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 897 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a thought provoking read, but provides a lot of background for funders and politicians, and it is to be hoped will be read by those in positions of influence.' Journal of Genetical Research
'... informative and thought-provoking ... deserves a wide readership ...' Experimental Agriculture
'... a provocative, uncompromising and valuable book ...' Bioscience

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