ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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New God or Old Devil

Inside the Biorevolution by Henk Hobbelink, Renee Vellve and Martin Abraham; IOCU and GRAIN, Malaysia and Spain, 1990; pp 145. AS the world hurtles towards a brave new century, for many, today's presiding deity in the pantheon of science gods is biotechnology. Some view it as an omniscient remedy, a technological band-aid that will quickly heal humanity of sores like low agricultural productivity and inadequate food supply. Others go glassy-eyed when confronted with buzz phrases like 'gene splicing', 'tissue culture' and 'enzyme technology'. They assume that any science which generates such impressive sounding disciplines can only be powerful

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