Mendel in the Kitchen

Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic.

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Author: Nina V. Fedoroff

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 030909738X

Category: Science

Page: 349

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While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic. Any farmer you talk to could tell you that we've been playing with the genetic makeup of our food for millennia, carefully coaxing nature to do our bidding. The practice officially dates back to Gregor Mendel -- who was not a renowned scientist, but a 19th century Augustinian monk. Mendel spent many hours toiling in his garden, testing and cultivating more than 28,000 pea plants, selectively determining very specific characteristics of the peas that were produced, ultimately giving birth to the idea of heredity -- and the now very common practice of artificially modifying our food. But as science takes the helm, steering common field practices into the laboratory, the world is now keenly aware of how adept we have become at tinkering with nature --which in turn has produced a variety of questions. Are genetically modified foods really safe? Will the foods ultimately make us sick, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine? Isn't it genuinely dangerous to change the nature of nature itself? Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and recognized expert in biotechnology, answers these questions, and more. Addressing the fear and mistrust that is rapidly spreading, Federoff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff arues, plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations of children to come. Indeed, this new approach to agriculture holds the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply.

Mendel in the Kitchen

Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic.

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Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309097383

Category: Science

Page: 384

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While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic. Any farmer you talk to could tell you that we've been playing with the genetic makeup of our food for millennia, carefully coaxing nature to do our bidding. The practice officially dates back to Gregor Mendel-who was not a renowned scientist, but a 19th century Augustinian monk. Mendel spent many hours toiling in his garden, testing and cultivating more than 28,000 pea plants, selectively determining very specific characteristics of the peas that were produced, ultimately giving birth to the idea of heredity-and the now very common practice of artificially modifying our food. But as science takes the helm, steering common field practices into the laboratory, the world is now keenly aware of how adept we have become at tinkering with nature-which in turn has produced a variety of questions. Are genetically modified foods really safe? Will the foods ultimately make us sick, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine? Isn't it genuinely dangerous to change the nature of nature itself? Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and recognized expert in biotechnology, answers these questions, and more. Addressing the fear and mistrust that is rapidly spreading, Federoff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff arues, plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations of children to come. Indeed, this new approach to agriculture holds the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply.

Mendel in the Kitchen

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Author: Nina Fedoroff is a leading Geneticist

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ISBN: OCLC:908943328

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Mendel in the Kitchen

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11000.html 92 MENDEL IN THE KITCHEN The “mutant tomato-fish” is nothing more than an urban legend, writes scientist Alan McHughen ...

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Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309133685

Category: Science

Page: 384

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While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic. Any farmer you talk to could tell you that we've been playing with the genetic makeup of our food for millennia, carefully coaxing nature to do our bidding. The practice officially dates back to Gregor Mendel -- who was not a renowned scientist, but a 19th century Augustinian monk. Mendel spent many hours toiling in his garden, testing and cultivating more than 28,000 pea plants, selectively determining very specific characteristics of the peas that were produced, ultimately giving birth to the idea of heredity -- and the now very common practice of artificially modifying our food. But as science takes the helm, steering common field practices into the laboratory, the world is now keenly aware of how adept we have become at tinkering with nature --which in turn has produced a variety of questions. Are genetically modified foods really safe? Will the foods ultimately make us sick, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine? Isn't it genuinely dangerous to change the nature of nature itself? Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and recognized expert in biotechnology, answers these questions, and more. Addressing the fear and mistrust that is rapidly spreading, Federoff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff arues, plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations of children to come. Indeed, this new approach to agriculture holds the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply.

Just Food

3 An excellent recap of the butterfly scandal can be found in Nina Fedoroff, Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods (Joseph ...

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Author: James E. McWilliams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316052634

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you? Just Food does for fresh food what Fast Food Nation did for fast food, challenging conventional views, and cutting through layers of myth and misinformation. For instance, an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato. And farm-raised freshwater fish may soon be the most sustainable source of protein. Informative and surprising, Just Food tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.

The Routledge History of American Foodways

23 See Ronald and Adamchak, Tomorrow's Table; Nancy Marie Brown, Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food (Joseph Henry Press, ...

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Author: Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317975229

Category: History

Page: 410

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The Routledge History of American Foodways provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of food in the Americas from the pre-colonial era to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest food studies research, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of four parts. The first part explores the significant developments in US food history in one of five time periods to situate the topical and thematic chapters to follow. The second part examines the key ingredients in the American diet throughout time, allowing authors to analyze many of these foods as items that originated in or dramatically impacted the Americas as a whole, and not just the United States. The third part focuses on how these ingredients have been transformed into foods identified with the American diet, and on how Americans have produced and presented these foods over the last four centuries. The final section explores how food practices are a means of embodying ideas about identity, showing how food choices, preferences, and stereotypes have been used to create and maintain ideas of difference. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, The Routledge History of American Foodways comprises work from a leading group of scholars and presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of food in American culture.

The Abacus and the Cross

In The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe.

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Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465022953

Category: History

Page: 328

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The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages -- in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called "The Scientist Pope," Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church. By turns a teacher, traitor, kingmaker, and visionary, Gerbert is the first Christian known to teach math using the nine Arabic numerals and zero. In The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe. A fascinating narrative of one remarkable math teacher, The Abacus and the Cross will captivate readers of history, science, and religion alike.

Onearth

Agriculture is a colossal environmental problem ; genetic science could be part of the solution MENDEL IN THE KITCHEN A Scientist's View of Genetically ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122113470

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

When the kitchen door slammed, Mendel moved to the position of attack. His pulse quickened as he waited for the two boys with their precious cargo to turn ...

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Author: Yaffa Eliach

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307794499

Category: History

Page: 304

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Derived by the author from interviews and oral histories, these eighty-nine original Hasidic tales about the Holocaust provide unprecedented witness, in a traditional idiom, to the victims' inner experience of "unspeakable" suffering. This volume constitutes the first collection of original Hasidic tales to be published in a century. "An important work of scholarship and a sudden clear window onto the heretofore sealed world of the Hasidic reaction to the Holocaust. Its true stories and fanciful miracle tales are a profound and often poignant insight into the souls of those who suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis and who managed somehow to use that very suffering as the raw material for their renewed lives." -- Chaim Potok "A beautiful collection." -- Saul Bellow "Yaffa Eliach provides us with stories that are wonderful and terrible -- true myths. We learn how people, when suffering dying, and surviving can call forth their humanity with starkness and clarity. She employs her scholarly gifts only to connect the tellers of the tales, who bear witness, to the reader who is stunned and enriched." -- Robert J. Lifton "In the extensive literature on the Holocaust, this is a unique book. Through it we can attain a glimpse of the victims' inner life and spiritual resources. Yaffa Eliach has done a superb job." -- Jehuda Reinharz

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Biology for Kids

FARM KID Gregor Mendel was born on a farm in Austria in 1822. When a teacher recognized his love of learning, Gregor's family worked extra hard so he could ...

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Author: Liz Lee Heinecke

Publisher: Kitchen Pantry Scientist

ISBN: 9781631598326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Biology for Kids features biographies of 25 leading biologists, past and present, accompanied by accessible, hands-on experiments and activities to bring the history and principles of biology alive.

Rick Stein s Spain

... Pepita, The Spanishwoman's Kitchen (Cassell 1992) Barlow, John, ... (Kyle Cathie 2004) Mendel, Janet, My Kitchen in Spain (Frances Lincoln 2002) Mendel, ...

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Author: Rick Stein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409074618

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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'I've wanted to make a series in Spain for a long time. I love Spanish food, I've been going there since I was a young boy - but until quite recently I don't think people really took the food seriously. Thanks to a handful of really dedicated Spanish chefs and a growing enthusiasm for its rugged flavours, that has all begun to change. To me the underlying point of journeying to Spain would be to discover the 'duende' in the cooking. By that I mean a sense of soul, of authenticity. The word is normally used in flamenco but I think it could be equally applied to the art of Spanish cooking because to my mind, in really good food, there is a communication between the cook and diner that amounts to art.' Rick Stein In his beautifully designed and illustrated cookbook to accompany a major BBC2, 4-part series, Rick has selected over 140 recipes that capture the authentic taste of Spain today. Spain is a country that tantalises every sense with its colourful sights, evocative music, vibrant traditions and bold cookery. Spanish cooking has a rich history, with flavours reflecting a broad range of cultural influences. Rick samples his way through the specialties and hidden treats of each region, taking in the changing landscape from the mountainous northern regions through the Spanish plains to Mediterranean beaches. With over 100 Spanish recipes and location photographs, this is an essential cookbook for food-lovers as well as a stunning culinary guide to a diverse country.

In Those Terrible Days

But then it transpired that his wife , Sarah , had brought little Mendel into the conspiracy and let him , too , eat from the kitchen , which indeed did not ...

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Author: Yosef Zelkovich

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9653080865

Category: History

Page: 381

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Josef Zelkowicz was a mainstay of the Lodz Ghetto archives that began to operate in Nov. 1940. This book includes his articles on ghetto life, and sections of his diary.

Breeding Dogs For Dummies

(All the other monks were busy praying — probably for Brother Mendel, who they were sure had taken leave of his faculties, to say nothing of his kitchen ...

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Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068637

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.

The Far Traveler

Offers a dramatic reconstruction of the life and times of Gudrid, a Viking woman who, according to Icelandic sagas, arrived in the New World, spent three years there, and gave birth to a baby, before sailing home some five hundred years ...

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Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156033976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Offers a dramatic reconstruction of the life and times of Gudrid, a Viking woman who, according to Icelandic sagas, arrived in the New World, spent three years there, and gave birth to a baby, before sailing home some five hundred years before Columbus, drawing on the latest archaeological data, scientific research, and cutting-edge technology to trace her odyssey. Reprint.

Murder at the Mendel

As a child Joanne was friends with Sally Love and her parents, but the friendship languished after Sally’s father died and she moved away, eventually becoming a very controversial artist.

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Author: Gail Bowen

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771013201

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As a child Joanne was friends with Sally Love and her parents, but the friendship languished after Sally’s father died and she moved away, eventually becoming a very controversial artist. When the Mendel Gallery opens an exhibition of Sally’s work, Joanne is eager to attend and to renew their friendship. But it’s not so easy being Sally’s friend anymore, and soon Joanne finds herself ensnared in a web of intrigue and violence. When the director of a local private gallery is brutally murdered, Joanne finds that the past she and Sally share was far more complicated, and far more sordid, than she had realized.

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From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot

( She drops the tray , which MENDEL catches , and snatches off the nose . ) ... Mendel David Purim ! ... Well , I can play in the kitchen .

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Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814329551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 559

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Three plays by Israel Zangwill, a noted Jewish playwright, published together for the first time in their original form and accompanied by extensive scholarly commentary.

The Melting Pot

MENDEL [Impatiently] That's just what I've been trying to explain. DAVID Well, I can play in the kitchen. [He takes his violin. Exit to kitchen.

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Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528790055

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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“The Melting Pot” is a play by Israel Zangwill. First performed in 1908, it tells the story of the Quixanos, a Russian Jewish immigrant family. In an attempt to forget the horrors of his time spent in a pogrom that killed his sister and mother, David Quixanos writes an "American Symphony" that harks forward to a fairer and safer society devoid of ethnic divisions. After falling in love with a Russian Christian immigrant named Vera, David is forced to confront the man responsible for his family's treatment in the pogrom: Vera's Father. Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) was a British author. He was a leading figure in cultural Zionism during the 19th century, as well as close friend of Theodor Herzl. In later life, he renounced the seeking of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Other notable works by this author include: “Dreamers of the Ghetto” (1898), “Ghetto Tragedies” (1899), and “Ghetto Comedies” (1907). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “English Humourists of To-Day” by J. A. Hammerton.

Mendel s Theatre

... disturbingly unhygenic kitchen and bedroom scenes in her own home.112 Here, ... The disturbing past is registered by the eyes of 90 Mendel's Theatre.

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Author: T. Wolff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230621275

Category: History

Page: 278

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Mendel's Theatre offers a new way of thinking about early twentieth-century American drama by uncovering the rich convergence of heredity theory, the American eugenics movement, and innovative modern drama from the 1890s to 1930.

Mendel s Children

In a corner of her kitchen, the Maytag washing machine stood totally enshrouded in unbleached cotton, on which she had appliqued gaily-coloured flowers, ...

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Author: Cherie Smith

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 9781895176858

Category: History

Page: 175

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Cherie Steiman Smith is the daughter of Iser Steiman (1898-1981) and Laura Shatsky. She was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Steiman ancestry is traced to Mendel Steiman (1846-1924) who married (1) Dova (2) Hannah Zelda Friedman. Mendel was born near Rezhitse, Latvia. He and his family joined his son, Robert, in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1905. Laura Shatsky was the daughter of Samuel Shatsky (1879-1954) and Elizabeth Finn (1882-1950). The Shatsky and Finn families came to Canada in 1882. David (Fayn) Finn (1847-1949) was born in Vilna, Lithuania. He and his wife, Sheindel Shane (1845-1914), immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1882.