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Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
John Robbins
1573247022
January 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
What can we do to help stop global warming, feed the hungry, prevent cruelty to animals, avoid genetically modified foods, be healthier and live longer? Eat vegetarian, Robbins (Diet for a New America) argues. Noting the massive changes in the environment, food-production methods, and technology over the last two decades, he lambastes (in a manner less tough-mindedly restrained than Frances Moore Lapp‚'s classic Diet for a Small Planet) contemporary factory-farming methods and demonstrates that individual dietary choices can be both empowering and have a broader impact. Robbins, heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire (he rejected it to live according to his values), takes on fad diets, the meat industry, food irradiation, hormone and antibiotic use in animals, cruel animal husbandry practices, the...


Eating in the Dark
Kathleen Hart
0375724982
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Genetically modified food is in the news and on our plates. And while consumers may not have known they were being used as lab rats, America's uncontrolled experiment with such "inventions" as StarLink corn, with its built-in insecticide, is already well under way. In Eating in the Dark, environmental journalist Kathleen Hart examines the battles being fought in boardrooms, grocery stores, and government agencies over the creation, distribution, and regulation of genetically engineered organisms. The truth is quite disturbing. Companies like Monsanto began releasing modified seeds to farmers in the 1990s, but consumers weren't informed. From baby formula made from engineered soybeans to taco shells that cause dangerous allergy attacks, the stories here are well-researched and frightening. Hart accuses the U.S. Food and Drug...


Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Jeffrey M. Smith
0972966587
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Recent news headlines have focused on the disagreement between the U.S. and Europe over genetically modified foods: the U.S. exports them, but the European Union doesn't want to import them, believing their safety remains unproven. Are genetically modified foods safe? Longtime anti-GM foods campaigner Smith presents the "opposing" case. He offers cases where GM produced results that were at best unexpected (increased starch content in potatoes), at worst grotesque (pigs without genitals). He describes how one corporation reportedly tried to bribe Canadian government scientists into approving genetically engineered bovine growth hormones they deemed unsafe; how some scientists have reported their careers were threatened as a result of their refusal to approve certain GM products in the U.S.; and how "conflicts of...


Genetically Engineered Foods
Nancy Harris
0737717866
January 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Booklist : "The topic is intriguing, and the generally vehement tome of the selections provides much for students to ponder and debate."
-- Booklist (Febraury 2003)
School Library Journal : "This book is great for debate material or as a writing prompt for persuasive essays. This collection is for mature readers with the critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate the materials."
-- School Library Journal (August 2002)
School Library Journal : "The book should prove useful for research papers or debates. This is a reasoned and relatively neutral treatment."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002)
Booklist : "Contributors include doctors, psychiatrists, and members of activist groups...Arguments, which are accompanied by references are well presented and...


Eating in the Dark: America's Experiment with Genetically Engineered Food [BARGAIN PRICE]
KATHLEEN HART
B0007XAWNA
May 7, 2002
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Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature
Martin Teitel, et al
0892819480
March 2001
Paperback
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Ralph Nader
There is no escape other than to fight back and demand an open scientific process and a response to persistent questions.

Review
Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Biotech Century :

"Cuts through all the hype and misconceptions surrounding genetically engineered food and provides the indispensable primer."
Talking Leaves, Spring/Summer 2000 : "This is an impressively readable and informative treatment."

Vermont Times : " . . . thorough and alarming. People who are concerned about their health and the health of the planet should read this book."

Dr. Joseph Ray, Atlantis Rising, Number 24 : "Authors Teitel and Wilson have performed an important and timely service in writing their...



Genetically Engineered Foods
Nancy Harris
0737717874
January 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Booklist : "The topic is intriguing, and the generally vehement tome of the selections provides much for students to ponder and debate."
-- Booklist (Febraury 2003)
School Library Journal : "This book is great for debate material or as a writing prompt for persuasive essays. This collection is for mature readers with the critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate the materials."
-- School Library Journal (August 2002)
School Library Journal : "The book should prove useful for research papers or debates. This is a reasoned and relatively neutral treatment."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002)
Booklist : "Contributors include doctors, psychiatrists, and members of activist groups...Arguments, which are accompanied by references are well presented and...


Genetically Engineered Foods
Karen E. Bledsoe
141030602X
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Library Media Connection : "This excellent series objectively covers controversial topics of great interest. This set is notable for its timeliness and fairness in treatment of the topics. Highly Recommended."
--Library Media Connection (March 2004)
Booklist : "Exemplary in their balanced, easy-to-grasp coverage of complex issues, the titles in this series present the controversies and facts behind edgy science topics, such as stem cells and cloning, without sensationalizing. Crystal-clear microscopic images mix with photos of scientists at work in these useful titles to support student debate or reports."
--Booklist (April 2004)

Book Description
For centuries, people have improved crops by selective breeding. Today, crop scientists can develop new crops in an...


Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers
Ronnie Cummins (Foreword), et al
1569244693
June 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
The 1995 outbreak of "mad cow" disease in Europe provoked public attention to genetically engineered or modified food, a concern that has spread to the U.S. Cummins and Lilliston, food safety advocates, examine the scientific, political, economic, and health issues. With billions of dollars in profits at stake, the biotech food industry promises that new technology will end world hunger and improve public health and the environment. Cummins and Lilliston weigh those promises against the unpredictability of the new technology, and the fact that much of it hasn't been adequately tested for safety and that its products are being distributed without labeling. Genetically modified organisms are so common that they are part of the average consumer's daily intake in food from breakfast cereals to infant formula to margarine. The...


Genetically Engineered Food: Methods and Detection
Knut J. Heller (Editor)
352730309X
July 2003
Hardcover
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Review
“This book will be useful to anyone interested in novel foods and methods of detection.” (Reviewed chapter-by-chapter in Cab International, 18th February 2005)

"This work promises to be a standard reference in the detection of genetically engineered food. I believe this work will find a valued place for any scientist, regulator or technical library that deals with biotechnology or detection of genetically engineered food organisms." (Journal of Agricultural & Food Information)

Book Description
Clarifying the unsolved aspects of labeling novel foods, this book presents the methods, limitations and future perspectives for genetic engineering.

Following an overview of recent techniques and applications in plants, animals and...



First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Genetically Engineered Foods [DOWNLOAD: ADOBE READER]
Belinda Martineau
B00005O510
April 2001
Digital
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Book Review
Engaging both sides of the agricultural biotech controversy and hoping to initiate a reasoned dialogue, geneticist Belinda Martineau explores the development and eventual failure of the Flavr Savr tomato in First Fruit. One of the Calgene scientists who worked on the tomato (the first genetically modified food on the market), she offers great insight into the scientific and business factors that drive the research and marketing of biotech products. Concerned about the eager and simplistic denial of most of her colleagues when faced with protests from consumer advocates, she wants to see more direct communication between the two sides.

Using the story of Flavr Savr's development, Martineau shows the reader both the quality of biotech research and the power of management to obfuscate or otherwise affect that work. Though...



Genetically Engineered Foods
Laura Ticciati
0879839678
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Examines the impact of this potentially dangerous technology on food sources, animals, and our own bodies.


The Debate Over Genetically Engineered Foods
Kathiann M. Kowalski
0766016862
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Safe Foods: The A-Z Guide to the Most Wholesome Foods for You and Your Family
Deborah Mitchell
0451213343
October 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Organized in a quick-reference, A-to-Z format, Safe Foods will help readers separate the hype from the truth, find safe, healthy foods for their families, and answer some of today's most burning questions, including:

- Are organic fruits and vegetables worth the extra expense?
- What do experts really know about the safety of genetically engineered foods?
- How concerned should a parent be about the hormones, steroids, and antibiotics in a child's diet?

Download Description
"Organized in a quick-reference, A-to-Z format, Safe Foods will help readers separate the hype from the truth, find safe, healthy foods for their families, and answer some of today's most burning questions, including: Are organic fruits and vegetables worth the extra expense? What...


Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects

0309092094
September 2004
Paperback
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High-Tech Harvest: A Look at Genetically Engineered Foods (Impact Books: Science)
Elizabeth L. Marshall
0531114341


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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-An excellent overview of the brave new world of genetically engineered foods. Marshall gives a clearly written, concise explanation of recombinant DNA technology and goes on to examine its application to crop plants and farm animals in order to produce foods that are more appealing in taste and appearance, or have a longer shelf life. Her step-by-step look at gene-transfer techniques is well done. The author goes on to look at the effect of genetic engineering on government regulation and labeling of food items, and ethical and philosophical questions that such technology raises, as well as its implications in fighting world hunger, and what the future holds. Some black-and-white photographs and simple line drawings illustrate the text, but the book has a serious, somewhat technical appearance....


Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food
Daniel Charles
073820773X
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Just as science learned to decode DNA through reverse genetics, a little bit of reverse reading might help explain why NPR correspondent Daniel Charles set out to write the agrobiotech equivalent of fly-on-the-wall industry epics like World War 3.0, Liar's Poker, and Hit Men. Read the epilogue first--here's where he most eloquently explains the dueling American myths (of both scientific progress and the sanctity of the land as God-given gifts) that have fueled the recent battle of biotechnology against environmentalism and consumer advocacy over genetically modified crops. It's a necessarily stirring justification for a story that, however well told, may lack for a general audience some of the pathos or glamour of similar tussles within such fields as medicine or entertainment.

This is really the story of one...



Seeds Of Deception: Exposing Industry And Government Lies About The Safety Of The Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Jeffrery M. Smith
097296651X
March 30, 2005
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Killer Foods: When Scientists Manipulate Genes, Better Is Not Always Best
Michael W. Fox
1592284477
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From bioethicist (Eating with Conscience) and animal-rights activist Fox comes an eloquent and scathing indictment of the biotechnology industry that could trigger a national debate. Whereas biotech's supporters welcome pigs bioengineered to produce human hemoglobin, transgenic plants that secrete their own insecticides and "supercrops" that presumably will feed the world's hungry, Fox views the creation of these transgenic animals and plants (made by inserting a gene from a dissimilar organism) as fundamentally unethical, as well as unnecessary. An advocate of traditional husbandry practices and sustainable organic farming, he argues that biotechnologyAcoupled with industrial, chemical-based agricultureAwill only accelerate the adverse environmental and consumer-health consequences of factory farming. He also...


Seeds of Deception
Jeffrey M. Smith
0972966501
Mar 2005
Paperback
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