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Rachel Schurman, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2006

Rachel Schurman (Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts)

During her semester, Professor Schurman continued research for a book whose title is “Making Biotech History: How Social Activists Changed the Course of Genetic Engineering in Agriculture” on the social movement that has arisen against agricultural biotechnology and the dramatic impact it has had on the development and spread of this controversial new technology.  The book, coauthored with William A. Munro, was published as  Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).

Professors Schurman and Munro also presented their work as part of the IAS Thursdays at Four series as “Sense and Sensibilities: Exploring the Origins of the Global ‘Anti-Biotech’ Movement” on October 30, 2008

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