Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

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Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick by Marie-Monique Robin

Called “terrifying” by L’Express and “a gripping and urgent book for anyone concerned about democracy, corporate power or public health” by Stuffed and Starved author Raj Patel, Our Daily Poison takes award-winning journalist and filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across North America, Europe, and Asia. The book documents the many ways in which we encounter a shocking array of chemicals in our everyday lives—from the pesticides that blanket our crops to the additives and plastics that contaminate our food—and their effects over time.

“Full of facts, stories, and wisdom” (The Huffington Post), Our Daily Poison follows the trail of the synthetic molecules in our environment and our food, tracing the ugly history of industrial chemical production, as well as the shoddy regulatory system for chemical products that still operates today—to the detriment of consumers and factory workers alike. Mustering scientific studies, expert testimony, and interviews with farmworkers suffering from acute chronic poisoning, Robin makes a shocking case for how corporate interests and our ignorance may be costing us our lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781620972021
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 802,977
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Marie-Monique Robin is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She received the 1995 Albert-Londres Prize for investigative journalism, the French Senate's Best Political Documentary Award, and the Rachel Carson Prize. She is the director and producer of more than thirty documentaries and investigative reports and the author of The World According to Monsanto (The New Press) and The Photos of the Century, among other works. She lives outside Paris.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be mandatory reading in every high school health class! If, we the people, really knew what was happening to our food we would be SCREAMING for change! If the FDA, EPA & HHS were really serious about our health they would stop the poisoning and our nation would be much healthier!