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Designer Plants [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
We may not recognize the plants and animals our children eat. But the real issue is whether the power of the gene will be wisely used, or will it be diverted to the personal ends of those seeking financial profit or political power? Biotechnology is all that stands between a burgeoning world population and starvation. Already, ordinary milking cows are a disappearing species, plants are genetically matched to growing conditions, and plants are being engineered to kill the caterpillars that attack them. This program shows how this is done and explains its benefits, while warning of the dangers inherent in this and other efforts to alter natural evolution.
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24 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 04, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Life Revolution: On the Frontier of Biogenetic Engineering
Life revolution
  • Genetic Engineering and Embryo Merchandising (5:01)
  • Agricultural Advances Through Genetic Engineering (3:24)
  • Genetically Engineered Pest Control (4:16)
  • World Agriculture: Pesticides and Fertilizers (4:30)
  • Gene-Splicing for Plant Self-Fertilization (3:52)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1988.
Publisher no.
  • 33043s Films Media Group
  • 33048 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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