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
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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.

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
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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: 1974
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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.

Living Foods for Optimum Health

Your Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Raw Foods
Author: Theresa Foy Digeronimo,Brian R. Clement
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307774678
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 660
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Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It's true. Some foods clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives. For more than forty years, the Hippocrates Health Institute has been teaching people how to cleanse and heal their bodies with naturally potent living foods. In this book, the first-ever sponsored by the Institute, authors Brian R. Clement and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo explain why living foods are vital to good health and offer a sensible plan for making the switch to a living foods diet. With step-by-step instructions, lifestyle suggestions, and more than 100 healthful, delicious recipes, Living Foods for Optimum Health provides everything you need to take control of your health and well-being. "An important and eminently readable book for the new era of self-care." —Marilyn Diamond, co-author of Fit for Life "A landmark guide to the essentials of healthy living." —From the foreword by Coretta Scott King "This book will open the way to a healthier and happier millennium." —Helen Nearing, author of Living the Good Life and mother of the Back to Earth Movement "Living food will change your life." —Kenny Loggins, musician and composer "The way to optimum health is more natural food. Thanks, Brian, for leading the way." —Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Apollo Astronaut and founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences About the Authors Brian R. Clement, a leader in natural health and healing, is director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and founding director of the Coalition of Holistic Health. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is adjunct professor of English at The William Patterson College of New Jersey and author of numerous books, including The Natural Way of Healing Chronic Pain. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Frankenfood Myth

How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution
Author: Henry I. Miller,Gregory P. Conko
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275978792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
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Few topics have inspired as much international furor and misinformation as the development and distribution of genetically altered foods. For thousands of years, farmers have bred crops for their resistance to disease, productivity, and nutritional value; but only since the 1970s have advances in biotechnology (or gene-splicing to be more precise) upped the ante, with the promise of dramatically improved agricultural products--and public resistance far out of synch with the potential risks. In this provocative and meticulously researched book, Henry Miller and Gregory Conko trace the origins of gene-splicing, its applications, and the backlash from consumer groups and government agencies against so-called "Frankenfoods"--from America to Zimbabwe. They explain how a "happy conspiracy" of anti-technology activism, bureaucratic over-reach, and business lobbying has resulted in a regulatory framework in which there is an inverse relationship between the degree of product risk and degree of regulatory scrutiny. The net result is a combination of public confusion, political manipulation, ill-conceived regulation, and ultimately, the obstruction of one of the safest and most promising technologies ever developed. The authors go on to suggest a way to emerge from this morass, proposing a variety of business and policy reforms that can unlock the potential of this cutting-edge science, while ensuring appropriate safeguards and moving environmentally friendly products into the hands of farmers and consumers around the world.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Seeds of Hope

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

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
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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.

Corrupt to the Core

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

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
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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.

Gmos

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

Food Forensics

The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health
Author: Mike Adams
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363284
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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What's really in our food? Award-winning investigative journalist and activist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger,” is founder and editor of NaturalNews.com, the number one most visited natural health website in the world. With more than 5 million unique visitors a month, NaturalNews.com is the trusted source for health information for countless readers. Now, in an industry first, Adams and his team put the things we eat every day under the microscope to expose the hidden truth about the contaminants in our foods. Through incredible high-resolution microscope images, Food Forensics shows us what we can't see on our own and test levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and more in common foods and additives, from cereals, soups, and other pre-packaged meals to fast food and medicinal herbs. Adams's tests reveal the differences between organic and non-organic foods, GMO and non-GMO certified foods, and more, plus which foods and brands are the cleanest. All test results adhere to EPA-approved lab protocols, exceeding even Consumer Reports levels of accountability, and have been verified by a third-party university lab. Food Forensics discloses how food contamination happens and why it matters, and provides valuable information on how you can protect yourself. If the FDA and the USDA won't safeguard us from food contamination, the Health Ranger will.

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
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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.

Seeds of Destruction

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

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
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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

Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do about It


Author: Karl Weber
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458759717
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 598
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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as ''more than a terrific movie - it's an important movie.'' Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health


Author: Melissa Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007150723X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Diets high in grains can lead to a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, and more. Going Against the Grain outlines the disadvantages and potential dangers of eating various types of grains and provides practical, realistic advice on implementing a plan to cut back or eliminate grains on a daily basis. This book also includes easy-to-follow grain-free recipes and helpful suggestions for dining out.

The Untold Story of Milk

Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Foods
Author: Ronald F. Schmid
Publisher: New Trends Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 455
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The Untold Story of Milk chronicles the role of milk in the rise of civilization and in early America, the distillery dairies, compulsory pasteurization, the politics of milk, traditional dairying cultures, the modern dairy industry, the betrayal of public trust by government health officials, the modern myths concerning cholesterol, animal fats and heart disease and the myriad health benefits of raw milk.