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Manufacturing scarcity: food biotechnology and the life sciences industry

Bowring, Finn ORCID: 2003. Manufacturing scarcity: food biotechnology and the life sciences industry. Capital and Class 27 (1) , pp. 107-144. 10.1177/030981680307900107

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Public debate surrounding the growth of the biotechnology industry has been dominated by concerns over the ecological and health-related risks of genetically engineered organisms. This article gathers together empirical material from a variety of sources in order to document the adverse social impact of biotech capitalism, both on the integrity and accountability of the scientific community, and on the well-being of the poorer inhabitants of the world. The evidence marshalled here suggests that the shape and use of modern biotechnology is becoming increasingly incompatible with the full development of society's productive resources, and that it reflects instead the political imperative to manufacture commodity-dependent needs at ever-higher levels of abundance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0309-8168
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: 1 March 2003
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 11:19

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