Genetic Roulette

The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
Author: Jeffrey M. Smith
Publisher: Yes Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 319
View: 7622

Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite. The biotech industry's claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Sixty-five health risks of the foods that Americans eat every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right side offers fully referenced text, describing both research studies and theoretical risks. The second half of Genetic Roulette shows how safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems presented in the first half. It also exposes how industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems. This book, prepared in with input by more than 30 scientists, is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith's Seeds of Deception the world's best-selling book on genetically engineered foods. As the world's most complete reference on the health risks of GM foods, Genetic Roulette is also ideal for schools and libraries.

Genetic Roulette

The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
Author: Jeffrey M. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780646481319
Category: Food
Page: 318
View: 2116

What's your response when someone comes out with a fatuous statement they've picked up from somewhere to the effect that 'There's no evidence that Genetically Modified food is harmful'? If you have time and energy enough, perhaps you manage to scrabble together some bits and pieces from your memory, the web, a book or an article. Or maybe you just shrug your shoulders and muse that the world is going to hell and there is nothing you can do about it. Well, now there is. Just point them in the direction of the latest book from Jeffrey Smith - Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. A must read for every policy maker, educator and journalist, it's also invaluable for anyone who wants to sharpen up their weaponry in the battle against the imposition of GM foods. And judging by the steady stream of emails received over years from students, colleges and universities asking to explain the risks of GM foods, every educational institution and public library needs to buy this book. It will come as no surprise to GM Watch subscribers that contrary to what the industry would have us believe, there are a considerable number of findings that show GM causes harm. Smith uses previously unavailable material obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and has trawled through piles of industry submissions and government documents. He extracts the scientific meat and methodically lays it out for our examination. The layout of the book is designed to make material accessible to three levels of reader: the scanner, the casual reader and the reader that wants all the details. You don't need a scientific background to understand it. While the book is not bedtime reading all terms are defined and the boggle factor is kept low. The excellent table of contents gives a one-sentence summary of each of the risks of GM foods and enables the reader to quickly access the evidence. Jeffrey Smith is the best science communicator alive today, and this book stands as the final word on GM health risks. It's the definitive answer to those who don't know, those who don't want to know, and those who know but don't want anyone else to know.

Seeds Of Deception

Exposing Industry And Government Lies About The Safety Of The Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Author: Jeffrery M. Smith
Publisher: Yes Books
ISBN: 9780972966511
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 289
View: 3004



Democracy's Edge

Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life
Author: Frances Moore Lappe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787983352
Category: Political Science
Page: 275
View: 9979

Three out of five Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, feel our country is headed in the wrong direction. America is at the edge, a critical place at which we can either renew and revitalize or give in and lose that most precious American ideal—democracy—and along with it the freedom, fairness, and opportunities it assures. Democracy’s Edge is a rousing battle cry that we can—and must—act now. From Jefferson to Eisenhower, presidents from both parties have warned us of the danger of letting a closed, narrow group of business and government officials concentrate power over our lives. Yet today, a small and unrepresentative group of people is making vital decisions for all of us. But this crisis is only a symptom, Lappé argues. It’s a symptom of thin democracy, something done to us or for us, not by or with us. Such democracy is always at risk of being stolen by private interests or extremist groups, left and right. But there is a solution. The answer, says Lappé, is Living Democracy, a powerful yet often invisible citizens’ revolution surging in communities across America. It’s not random, disjointed activism but the emergence of a new historical stage of democracy in which Americans realize that democracy isn’t something we have but something we do. Either we live it or lose it, says Lappé.

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Author: Steven M. Druker
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780985616908
Category: Medical
Page: 528
View: 4504

Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

The GMO Deception

What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk
Author: Sheldon Krimsky,Jeremy Gruber
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629140201
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 9009

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying. This new book from the Council for Responsible Genetics gathers the best, most thought-provoking essays by the leading scientists, science writers, and public health advocates. Collectively, they address such questions as: Are GM foods safe and healthy for us? Will GM food really solve world hunger? Who really controls the power structure of food production? Are GM foods ecologically safe and sustainable? Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US? What kinds of regulations and policies should be instituted? How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting developing countries? Should animals be genetically modified for food? How are other countries handling GM crops? Ultimately, this definitive book encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this particular branch of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should do about it.

Mendel in the Kitchen

A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food
Author: Nina V. Fedoroff,Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 0309531853
Category: Science
Page: 349
View: 1439

While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic. Any farmer you talk to could tell you that we've been playing with the genetic makeup of our food for millennia, carefully coaxing nature to do our bidding. The practice officially dates back to Gregor Mendel -- who was not a renowned scientist, but a 19th century Augustinian monk. Mendel spent many hours toiling in his garden, testing and cultivating more than 28,000 pea plants, selectively determining very specific characteristics of the peas that were produced, ultimately giving birth to the idea of heredity -- and the now very common practice of artificially modifying our food. But as science takes the helm, steering common field practices into the laboratory, the world is now keenly aware of how adept we have become at tinkering with nature --which in turn has produced a variety of questions. Are genetically modified foods really safe? Will the foods ultimately make us sick, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine? Isn't it genuinely dangerous to change the nature of nature itself? Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and recognized expert in biotechnology, answers these questions, and more. Addressing the fear and mistrust that is rapidly spreading, Federoff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff arues, plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations of children to come. Indeed, this new approach to agriculture holds the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply.

Seeds of Hope

Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
Author: Jane Goodall
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455554480
Category: Nature
Page: 432
View: 8886

In this wise and elegant New York Times bestseller, Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening--and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us--Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Genetically Engineered Food

A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers
Author: Ronnie Cummins,Ben Lilliston
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786740418
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
View: 2297

Stormy debates about genetically engineered (GE) food have raged throughout the world in recent years, and the issue is now more potent than ever. Seventy to eighty percent of processed foods now sold in supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and the trend is growing at a startling rate. This second, completely revised edition of Genetically Engineered Food is an all-in-one guide written specifically to help consumers educate themselves about the risks posed by GE foods. Ronnie Cummins and Ben Lilliston, both leading consumer advocates, provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, action-inspiring information, including how to identify GE foods, products to avoid, brands that are GE-free, and how to shop and act with a purpose. They discuss all of the ethical, environmental, and health arguments against GE food, how these foods are being regulated in the United States and abroad, and why consumers are right to oppose them. Genetically Engineered Foods is the first and still one of the few consumer-oriented guides addressing this important subject.

Rich Food Poor Food

The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)
Author: Jayson Calton, PhD,Mira Calton, Cn
Publisher: Primal Nutrition Incorporated
ISBN: 9780984755172
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 324
View: 1420

Profiling over 350 brand name products, offers guidance on making nutrient-rich food purchases and avoiding foods with chemical additives and other harmful ingredients, in a work organized by grocery store section.

GMO Myths and Truths

A Citizen’s Guide to the Evidence on the Safety and Efficacy of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods, 3rd Edition
Author: Claire Robinson,Michael Antoniou,John Fagan
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0993436714
Category: Science
Page: 164
View: 9579

It is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors’ 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world’s current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way.

Corrupt to the Core

Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower
Author: Shiv Chopra
Publisher: Kos Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780973194579
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 340
View: 8653

Dr. Shiv Chopra’s name has become synonymous with food safety. To protect the integrity of our food, he has waged many battles against a succession of Canadian Prime Ministers and federal ministries of health. He refused to approve various harmful drugs to be used in meat and milk production. He defied governmental gag orders, spoke publicly to the media, and testified at many Senate and parliamentary committees. Time and again the courts supported Dr. Chopra and ruled against government attempts to silence him. Also, time and again the government allowed dangerous drugs, agricultural practices, and carcinogenic pesticides to enter the food supply. Here is the full account of how government corruption endangers the food supply and how Dr. Chopra and his colleagues continue to speak the truth. Most importantly, this book contains a blueprint for the establishment of food safety and security throughout the world.

GMO Free

Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of Our Food Supply
Author: Mae-Wan Ho,Lim Li Ching
Publisher: Vital Health Publishing
ISBN: 1890612375
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 152
View: 7150

The genetic engineering of food crops is an ecological hazard and health crisis that affects us all. Its consequences are global and potentially irrevocable. Yet the decision to use genetically modified organisms is currently being made for you by the government and major multinational corporations. To combat this practice, more than 600 scientists from 72 countries have called for a moratorium on the environmental release of GMOs. GMO Free is the most comprehensive resource available on the science behind this worldwide debate. GMO Free takes a good look at the evidence scientists have compiled, and makes a powerful case for a worldwide ban on GMO crops, to make way for a shift to sustainable agriculture and organic farming. It’s time to take the future of your food supply and environment into your own informed hands. GMO Free will give you the information you need to do so.

Seeds of Destruction

The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
Author: F. William Engdahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 341
View: 7935

Piercing research goes beyond the usual arguments against genetic manipulation to show that better crops were never the issue. What bioengineering is really about is a new kind of total serfdom, where the entire world will be in thrall to the likes of Monsanto if they ever want to eat again. Author F. William Engdahl wrote the classic A Century of War, which exposed the hand of Anglo-American petropolitics and hegemonic ambition behind the horrors of the World Wars.

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas

Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture
Author: Mark Winne
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807047341
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 394

In an age of uncertainty about how climate change may affect the global food supply, industrial agribusiness promises to keep the world fed. Through the use of factory “farms,” genetic engineering, and the widespread application of chemicals, they put their trust in technology and ask consumers to put our trust in them. However, a look behind the curtain reveals practices that put our soil, water, and health at risk. What are the alternatives? And can they too feed the world? The rapidly growing alternative food system is made up of people reclaiming their connections to their food and their health. A forty-year veteran of this movement, Mark Winne introduces us to innovative “local doers” leading the charge to bring nutritious, sustainable, and affordable food to all. Heeding Emerson’s call to embrace that great American virtue of self-reliance, these leaders in communities all across the country are defying the authority of the food conglomerates and taking matters into their own hands. They are turning urban wastelands into farms, creating local dairy collectives, preserving farmland, and refusing to use genetically modified seed. They are not only bringing food education to children in elementary schools, but also offering cooking classes to adults in diabetes-prone neighborhoods—and taking the message to college campuses as well. Such efforts promote food democracy and empower communities to create local food-policy councils, build a neighborhood grocery store in the midst of a food desert, or demand healthier school lunches for their kids. Winne’s hope is that all of these programs, scaled up and adopted more widely, will ultimately allow the alternative food system to dethrone the industrial. Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas challenges us to go beyond eating local to become part of a larger solution, demanding a system that sustains body and soul.

Gmos

What's Hidden in Our Food
Author: Michele Jacobson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692256343
Category:
Page: 88
View: 1137

You may think you know where GMOs are lurking, but think again. Did you know the top 3 fruits in the American diet are currently in the process of being genetically engineered, with 2 out of 3 of those at the taxpayers expense? It's alarming information, and it's nowhere in the mainstream media. Did you know that rBGH is genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone? Although it's been eliminated from 40% of the milk on the shelves of American supermarkets - a widely publicized statistic - what about all the other dairy products that we eat? You may have heard that 90% of the cotton grown in the United States is GMO, but do you know how it finds its way into the foods you eat? GMOs: What's Hidden In Our Food can tell you what you probably don't know...about GMOs. Part One of this three part series explores the foods we eat and how GMOs are made, by whom, and why. Read it today, and be informed! Once you know the facts, you won't be able to close your eyes.

Modified

GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future
Author: Caitlin Shetterly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698160223
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 3687

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. *One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2016* "More so than definitive answers, the questions that Shetterly advances are a persuasive reminder of how important the continued fight for true transparency in the food industry is." --Goop GMO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. We are often completely unaware of their presence. Caitlin Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way. Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family’s daily existence changed forever. An expansion of Shetterly’s viral Elle article “The Bad Seed,” Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter—from the cornfields of Nebraska to the beekeeping conventions in Brussels—to shine a light on the people, the science, and the corporations behind the food we serve ourselves and our families every day. Deeper than an exposé, and written by a mother and journalist whose journey had no agenda other than to understand the nuance and confusion behind GMOs, Modified is a rare breed of book that will at once make you weep at the majestic beauty of our Great Plains and force you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters currently infiltrating our food and our land and threatening our future. From the Hardcover edition.

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too
Author: Michael Judd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615873794
Category: Gardening
Page: 143
View: 7005

Offers information on turning a personal yard into an edible landscape, including such topics as herb spirals, food forests, raised bed gardens, earthen ovens, uncommon fruits, and outdoor mushrooms.

Biology of Nutrition in Growing Animals


Author: R. Mosenthin,J. Zentek,Teresa Żebrowska
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
ISBN: 9780444512321
Category: Medical
Page: 614
View: 3690

Part of the Biology of Growing Animals series, this book presents up-to-date information on the biology of animal nutrition. It describes how dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal function in young and growing farm animals is achieved through different kinds of feed additives, such as probiotics, prebiotics, organic acids, and novel sources of feed enzymes, as well as bioactive components and metabolic modifiers. The book also discusses the role of nutrition in immune response and animal health, the problem of antinutrients - including mucotoxins and some minerals - in animal nutrition, and the biotechnological, molecular, and ecophysiological aspects of nutrition. In addition, safety and legal aspects are presented. Critical review and state-of-the art articles written by recognized specialsists in animal nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology Novel approaches for improving gastrointestinal function in young farm animals New ways of interpretation of basic knowledge of nutrition

The Organic Food Shopper's Guide


Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470174870
Category: Cooking
Page: 310
View: 4174

Covering everything from vegetables and fruits to meat, poultry, and dairy products, a comprehensive consumer's guide to organic foods furnishes more than one hundred recipes, along with information on such topics as Season, Good Varieties, Nutritional Highlights, What to Look For, and Storage and Preparation Tips. Original.