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Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto--The Promises and Perils of the

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Opened my eyes to the poison Monsanto has been pushing in my foo

    Opened my eyes to the poison Monsanto has been pushing in my food and my childrens food SHAME ON YOU! I have started paying attention to everything I eat. I will NOT buy any GMO foods again. Boycott Monsanto food that have GMO and help get the law passes to label GMO in our food. I want a choice!
    This is a top book on this subject.
    Monsanto workers refuse to eat GMO foods. SOmeone needs to check out the Monsanto Ceo and other employees and see if their families eat this stuff. I work bet they eat organic and non GMO foods.
    Grow your own garden with NON GMO seeds. Get smart on Monsanto and the people would think they are the elite.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Food, Inc.: A lot of information, But lacking innovation...

    When i first picked out this book in our school library, i wondered... "What could be the problem with genetically modified foods? Isn't virtually any thing we eat that isnt labeled as organic genetically modified to increase its lifespan or something among those lines?" According to this book, "No!", and "There are many problems!".
    But really, that's all the book really said to me. Sure, author Peter Pringle did a great job with applying many of the known lab tests as legitamate examples but, that's what i thought the book truly was... A massive amount of scientific data about the pros and cons, (mostly cons), of genetically modified plants and food. And that was the main problem, to me, it seemed like there was just too much information to take in at once with its relatively complicated vocabulary, ridiculously long chapters for a high school student (around 50+ pages), and the fact that actually reading it felt like hours even though it was only minutes of reading and comprehending everything.
    I do have to say though, I actually LEARNED quite a bit, but i was relieved after reading one chapter that i didnt have to read anymore until the next day.
    Like i hinted earlier, the book seemed to drag on for me, and it didnt help that it seemed like the examples were used up, regurgitated, and made anew in a different location and time period... almost every single time a new subject was introduced.
    Yes, ive said quite a few cons about the book, i know... but there were still quite a few good things about it. It's just that Food, Inc just isnt for me... It's more for the upcoming chemist, genetic engineer, or any intellectual person who is interested in genetics and chemistry. This is why i give it a:
    3 out of 5

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