Tomorrows Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Paperback | February 5, 2010

byPamela C. Ronald, Raoul W. Adamchak

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Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture - genetic engineering and organic farming - is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. PamelaRonald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, welcome us into their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders and see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. We learn how the couple, who share the goal of a sustainable agriculture, worktogether to tackle such issues as that of farmers trying to produce higher yields without resorting to environmentally hazardous chemicals - a problem that will loom larger as the world's population increases. A colorfully written, insightful look at genetic engineering and organic farming, thisbook will interest consumers, farmers, and policy makers.

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Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture - genetic engineering and organic farming - is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. PamelaRonald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul...

Pamela C. Ronald is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. Raoul Adamchak is the Market-Garden Coordinator at the UC Davis Student Farm.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:February 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195393570

ISBN - 13:9780195393576

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Sir Gordon Conway: ForewordPam Ronald and Raoul Adamchak: Preface1. Pam Ronald: Sacred Rice in Nihe, China and Davis, CaliforniaSection: The Farm2. Raoul Adamchak: Why Organic Agriculture?3. Raoul Adamchak: The Tools of Organic AgricultureSection: The Lab4. Pam Ronald: The Tools of Genetic EngineeringSection: Consumers5. Pam Ronald: Legislating Lunch6. Pam Ronald: Who Can We Trust?7. Pam Ronald: Is GE Food Risky to Eat?Section: The Environment8. Pam Ronald: Conserving Wildlands9. Pam Ronald: Pollen Flow and the EnvironmentSection: Ownership10. Raoul Adamchak: Who Owns the Seed?11. Pam Ronald: Who Owns the Genes?Section: Dinner12. Pam Ronald and Raoul Adamchak: Deconstructing Dinner: Genetically Engineered, Organically GrownGlossary