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Abby Kinchy

Abby Kinchy is Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and coeditor of Controversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause.

Titles by This Author

The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops

Genetic engineering has a wide range of cultural, economic, and ethical implications, yet it has become almost an article of faith that regulatory decisions about biotechnology be based only on evidence of specific quantifiable risks; to consider anything else is said to “politicize” regulation. In this study of social protest against genetically engineered food, Abby Kinchy turns the conventional argument on its head.