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Varga, Melita. (2013). GMO: izazov ljudskoj i ekološkoj sigurnosti : diplomski rad. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Bilandžić, Mirko].

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Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: technological risks, biotechnology, GMO, human security, ecological security
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bilandžić, Mirko
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 09:04

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