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Seed Industry Book List

This resource can stand alone to compliment your curriculum or compliment our Grow a Seed , Planting the Seed Programs

Designed for: Grades 9-12
Learning Styles: Independent (student resource)
Resource Type: Document

If you’re interested in reading more about the past, present, and future of seeds and the seed industry, check out this list of books:

  • American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace
    John C. Culver and John Hyde, New York, Norton (2000)
  • Biotechnology
    Martha Newell McGloughlin & Teagace, Dublin, Ireland (2000)
  • Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety and the Environment
    Thomas R. DeGregori, The CATO Institute (2002)
  • Concise Encyclopedia and Crop Improvement: Institutions, Persons,
    Theories, Methods, and Histories

    Rolf Schlegel, Haworth Press, New York, London, Oxford, USA (2007)
  • Lords of the Harvest
    Daniel Charles, Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, MA (2001)
  • The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman  Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger
    Leon Hesser, Durban House Press
  • The Master of Seeds-Life and Work of Claude Hope
    Ricardo Arias Martinez, Burpee Books (1992)
  • Mendel in the Kitchen
    Nina Feroroff, Ph.D., Joseph Henry Press (2004)
    A scientist’s view of genetically modified food
  • Merchants of Grain
    Dan Morgan, Viking Press (1972)
  • People, Plants, and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity
    Denis J. Murphy,  Oxford University Press (2007)
  • Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
    Denis J. Murphy, Cambridge University Press (2007)
    Societal Context and the Future of Agriculture
  • The Politics of Precaution
    Robert Paarlberg, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Press (2001)
    For the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    Genetically modified crops in developing countries
  • Roswell Garst: A Biography
    Harold Lee, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA
  • Seed Wars
    Keith Aokia, Carolina Academic Press (2008)
    Controversies and cases on plant genetic resources and intellectual property
  • Seeds of Change: Six Plants that Transformed Mankind
    Henry Hobhouse (1995)
  • Starved for Science
    Robert Paarlberg, Ph.D.,Harvard University Press (2008)
    How biotechnology and its potential benefits to subsistence farmers is being kept out of Africa
  • The Story of Corn
    Betty Fussell, Albert A. Knopf, New York (1992)
  • The Truth About Organic Foods
    Alex Avery, Henderson Communications LLC (2006)