First The Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology by Jack Ralph Kloppenburg

First The Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology

byJack Ralph Kloppenburg

Paperback | March 16, 2005

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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.

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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Jack Ralph Kloppenburg Jr. is professor of rural sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Title:First The Seed: The Political Economy of Plant BiotechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:March 16, 2005Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:029919244X

ISBN - 13:9780299192440

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"Kloppenburg is trying to put the thorny questions raised in the biotechnology debate into historical perspective."—Deborah Fitzgerald, ISIS