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Décider de ne pas décider

Deciding not to decide

What makes it so difficult?


M. Claessens

Edition 2016

More and more frequently, in politics and in science and technology, we no longer take decisions or there are no decisions to take. Nuclear energy, climate change, GMOs... all areas where we fail to take decisions and where sometimes they can no longer be taken.

Several types of non-decisions are presented in this small book. In some cases they are a way (often trivial) of actually taking a decision. In others they are the result of mechanisms in which new globalised technologies play an essential role and ensure their deployment at all levels of society.


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Plantes génétiquement modifiées, menace ou espoir ?

Genetically-Modified Plants, threat or Hope?


J. Pernollet

Edition 2015

The French Academy of Agriculture expresses its views here on genetically-modified plants through a dozen or so key scientific, agronomic, economic, legal and sociological questions that are being discussed in society, where the answers are neither simple nor obvious.


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Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

A Sustainable Weedkilling Tool?


Ouvrage collectif

Edition 2014

So-called "herbicide-tolerant" varieties of sunflower and oilseed rape have been introduced in France since 2009. Intended to make weedkilling easy, these varieties resist a given herbicide, meaning theoretically that the herbicide can be applied without risk to the crop. Cultivating such varieties has sparked social protest, resulting in herbicide-tolerant sunflower crops being denounced and pulled up as "hidden GMO". In this context, the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have requested Inra and CNRS to report on available knowledge on all impacts of cultivating these varieties.


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Can We Live Without GMO?

Can We Live Without GMO?

Sixty Keys for Understanding Plant Biotechnology


G. Pelletier, Y. Dattée

Edition 2014

Faced with a growing world population, agriculture should increase its productivity whilst protecting the environment. Plant biotechnology has been part of our everyday life for more than forty years, and can be mobilised to produce more and better. How can new varieties be bred quickly? Are genetically modified plants virus-resistant? Could the plants be made more tolerant to excessive salt or cold? Why do certain plant biotechnologies, like transgenesis, meet with harsh reception? The authors are addressing here a sensitive news topic to meet the demand of citizens for more comprehensive information.


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For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies

For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies


Y. Citton

Edition 2013

How can scientists participate in the controversies raised by certain technical developments? By injecting a literary sensitivity into this participation. This is what this work argues. Through illustrations like a poem by Henri Michaux or a statement by a GMO crop destruction campaigner, Yves Citton investigates how scientists can take part in public and civil debates and help to move away from the confrontation of disciplines, fields and opinions.


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GMO Tested by Arguments

GMO Tested by Arguments


S. Berthier, V. Péan

Edition 2011

GMO, an impossible debate? The French Farmers' Union, the association Deba (Debates and Exchanges on Biotechnologies in Farming) and the Agrobiosciences Mission have taken up the challenge by organising a dialogue between several people with conflicting views.

Their arguments - biological, economic, philosophical, legal and political - will be of equal interest to simple citizens and to policymakers, researchers and students.


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Methods for Creating Varieties in Plant Breeding

Methods for Creating Varieties in Plant Breeding


A. Gallais

Edition 2011

What is variety in plant breeding? How and why has a variety been created? The author answers these questions by presenting all the major breeding methods for variety creation and the most recent tools - doubled haploidy and molecular markers. This precise and didactic work is intended for students and professionals in the sector.


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Heterosis et varietes hybrides en

Heterosis et varietes hybrides en


A. Gallais

Edition 2009

Having explained the heterosis phenomenon, the work then describes how it is used in plant breeding by creating hybrid varieties: benefits of these varieties, selection methods and economic aspects.


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Genes, pouvoirs et profits. recherche

Genes, pouvoirs et profits. recherche

Public Research and Systems for the Production of Mendel's Knowledge for GMO


C. Bonneuil, F. Thomas

Edition 2009

This book plots the history of joint transformations in genetics and society over the past 150 years. It is intended for anyone concerned for the future of seeds, food and biodiversity.


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Les clés des champs

Les clés des champs

Questions about Agriculture


T. Doré, O. Réchauchère, P. Schmidely

Edition 2008

In response to public concern, this book looks at all the current issues surrounding agriculture: organic farming, global food security, GMOs, food quality, pollution, biofuels, etc, and provides keys to understanding those issues.


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