Gr 9 Up-This solid resource opens with an overview of food in the United States, commenting on our growing concern with obesity, America's agribusiness, and how more and more people are starting to question what they are actually putting in their mouths. Essays and articles present opposing views on such subjects as terrorism and our food supply, Mad Cow Disease, genetically engineered crops, pesticides, organic food, and irradiation. These topics are current and would make good subjects for research papers. The authors included have authority and credentials to write the articles. Another plus is the inclusion of an annotated list of contact organizations concerned with food safety. A timely and useful addition.-Marianne Fitzgerald, Severna Park High School, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.