Like any other technology , it is inextricably linked to the society in which it is created and used , and will be as ... people and the creation of more equitable and self - reliant societies while in harmony with the environment .
Author: Sheldon Krimsky
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Krimsky discusses the birth and expectations of the biotechnology industry, the response to products of genetic engineering, perspectives on risk assessment from different sectors of the scientific community, and public initiatives to regulate new products. Exploring the social and political discourse on the direction of biotechnology, Krimsky offers the most detailed examination to date of the controversy over the environmental release of genetically engineered organisms. He ends with a critical look at the conventional role of technology assessment and suggests an alternative model that fits in with the needs of an environmentally sensitive world.