Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food
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Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food

by Andrew Kimbrell, Nell Newman
     
 

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A comprehensive and unique reference guide to the health risks of genetically engineered and modified food, organic options, and how to fight the corporate agra-industrial takeover of the food we eat. This hardcover edition ships with a DVD of director Deborah Garcia's documentary The Future of Food.

More than half of America's processed grocery products-

Overview

A comprehensive and unique reference guide to the health risks of genetically engineered and modified food, organic options, and how to fight the corporate agra-industrial takeover of the food we eat. This hardcover edition ships with a DVD of director Deborah Garcia's documentary The Future of Food.

More than half of America's processed grocery products- from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks- contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled, untested and we are eating it. Your Right to Know is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods get on to the family dining table and what consumers can do about it. This definitive and accessible guide is for concerned parents, as well as the entire consumer population, who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic options and shopping choices, and the knowledge and methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat.

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"Whether you are part of the organic movement or just an interested member of the public, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food is a must-read on this vitally important issue. The scientists, food experts, farmers, and health professionals who have come together to produce this book do us all a real service." - Nell Newman, Newman's Own Organics

"Food activists describe genetically engineered foods as 'Frankenfood.' They say that by growing and eating them we are opening 'Pandora's Pantry.' What is the truth? Is this just overheated rhetoric, or are we taking potentially catastrophic risks? This new book by Andrew Kimbrell is wise, sane, and reliable. It will enable you to make informed and healthy choices. It;s the answer we've been needing." - John Robbins, author of Healthy at 100 and Diet for a New America

"In this important primer, Kimbrell explains the threats that GE foods pose to our health, our environment, and our farming communities. He reminds us that the everyday decisions we make about the food we eat have the power to change the world." - Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

"Andrew Kimbrell, America's Leading critic of genetically modified crops, has written a lively and comprehensive field guide to this treacherous new landscape that both citizens and consumers will find indispensable." - Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Botany of Desire

"The genetic manipulators are not merely messing with your food; they're messing with you, your children, your environment. Kimbrell's book and handy shopping guide gives you what you need to fight back. Digest this book...And go forth!" - Jim Hightower, populist, best-selling author, columnist, and radio commentator

"This book will be an invaluable resource to the American public in understanding the hazards of genetically engineered foods. Their informed choice to avoid these foods will have a positive impact on our farms, communities, and biodiversity worldwide." - Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and author of Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932771190
Publisher:
Insight Editions LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Kimbrell is the author of The Human Body Shop: The Engineering and Marketing of Life and founder of the Center for Food Safety. He lives in Washington, D.C. Nell Newman, daugher of actor Paul Newman, launched Newman's Own Organics, a company dedicated to organic foods and sustainable agriculture. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

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