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|Introduction : what's for dinner?|
|The genetically engineered foods controversy||1|
|1||What is genetic engineering?||15|
|2||What are the human health risks of genetically engineered foods?||29|
|3||What are the environmental hazards of GE foods?||53|
|4||What are the social and ethical hazards of genetically engineered foods and crops?||69|
|5||How are genetically engineered foods regulated in the U.S. and worldwide?||91|
|6||What food products, ingredients, and companies should you avoid?||112|
|7||Which companies and stores are going GE-free?||135|
|8||Foods and brands you should buy and where you can find them||177|
|9||How you can shop and act with purpose||201|
|10||Where to find out more||208|
Posted January 22, 2015
I knew instinctively that I was against GE foods, and absolutely in favor of mandatory labeling of GE foods, but I did not know the actual facts behind the argument against GE foods. This book lays out those facts clearly. The authors make no attempt to hide the fact that they are against GE foods, but they do not let their bias get in the way of their reporting of the facts. There's no ranting and raving or kook-talk going on here. True, there are not enough facts to go around on this issue, but what few *independent* studies have been done have produced alarming results. The book also does an excellent job of illustrating how so many other countries around the world have absolutely rejected GE foods. The costs paid by the American farmer are also discussed. And there is a ton of consumer-related info. If you eat food, you need this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2000
Until I came upon the work of mercers, Cummings and Lilliston, I had a typically blasé attitude to food and what may be lurking in it. This meticulously reseached book is easy to follow and well laid out. It describes the systematic and ghoulish altering of the world's seed base and foodstuffs by gigantic and unaccountable multi-nationals for little more than short-sighted profit. If we 'are what we eat' -heaven help us! The big food companies have proved that 'man's inhumanity to man' has taken on a new and more pervasive mien. The book is a rallying cry to us hapless consumers, to cease being the unwitting victims of callous manipulation and vote with our wallets. There is good wholesome food out there and this Self-defense Guide even suggests where it is to be found.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2000
Did you know that foods labeled 'natural' are not necessarily free of chemicals? I thought I was a careful and conscientious food shopper until I read this book. Cummins and Lilliston put a new twist on the question 'what's for dinner?' by offering up-to-the-minute information on the growing trend of genetically engineered food. In straight forward language they detail the horrors of health hazards brought about by Frankenfoods -- outlining the risks to our health, our environment, and our global agricultural industry. Even better, they offer all kinds of resources for buying organic and none-GE foods, plus practical suggestions and strategies you can take if you want to get more involved in making your voice known that you do not want to serve plates of dangerous technology at your dinner table. The authors remind you that a simple FAX, letter or e-mail can have an impact on corporations that are involved in bioengineered food, and that voting with your food dollars can speak volumes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2011
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