Genes on the Menu

Facts for Knowledge-Based Decisions

  • Paul Michael Pechan
  • Gert E. de Vries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-17
  3. Pages 19-72
  4. Pages 207-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-218

About this book


Only little more than a decade ago the term "genetic engineering" was hardly known outside research laboratories. Today it regularly makes headlines in the news. Supporters and opponents as well tell us that it could change our lives more than any other technological advance. This book delivers the state-of-the-art facts in order to empower the public to make knowledge-based decisions about plant biotechnology and GM crops and GM food, in particular. It discusses the hot topics of the present debate in a neutral manner and will function as a personal reference book for the interested public, for decision maker, and managers of consumer organisations.


European Union (EU) Food GMO agriculture biotechnology crops genetic engineering nutrition protein proteins quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Michael Pechan
    • 1
  • Gert E. de Vries
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Maximilians University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.ProBio PartnersOverschildThe Netherlands

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