Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Food : A Short Guide For the Confused

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Written by a leading campaigner for GM Watch, one of the world's leading lobbying groups, this book reveals the huge issues that are at stake. Genetically modified food has been headline news for years, but it's difficult to know how far the genetic revolution has affected our lives. Is the food on our shelves free of genetically engineered ingredients? How much power do food corporations wield? Andy Rees provides the answers. He shows that, while corporations that produce genetically modified food have met with resistance in Europe, their hold on the US market is strong. They're also expanding operations in less-regulated countries in Africa, Asia and the former Soviet bloc. The US has launched a legal suit to attempt to force the European market open to genetically modified food. What does the future hold? This brilliantly readable book tells us all we need to know.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 20mm | 421.85g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745324401
  • 9780745324401

About Andy Rees

Andy Rees is the author of The Pocket Green Book: The Environmental Crisis in a Nutshell (Zed, 1991) and former editor of GM Watch's Weekly Watch.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Foreword Abbreviations-Acronyms 1. Introduction 2. An Overview 3. The Players 4. Exposing the Wild Claims Made by the Biotech Lobby 5. The Risks and Dangers of GMOs 6. The Biotech Lobby's Dirty Tricks Department - Part 1 7. The Biotech Lobby's Dirty Tricks Department - Part 2 8. Setbacks for the Biotech Lobby 9. A More Constructive Way Forward 10. A Last Word Resources References Indexshow more

Review quote

'Lies and spin are dissected and then pulverised in this copiously documented expose. Rees unmasks the biotech industry's horrific tactics in their race to take over our food supply and the devastation that their GM crops will inflict if we don't act quickly' -- Jeffrey M. Smith, international best-selling author, Seeds of Deception 'Highly recommended!' -- Dr Arpad Pusztai, the world's leading expert on plant lectins 'The book reveals evidence and proof against the claims that GM food is beneficial for people, and, rather, illuminates the advantages for big businesses of GM food, seed patenting, and agribusiness' -- Oxfam 'A precise and accessible guide to the biotech industry's destructive control over our food' -- Green Shopping Catalogueshow more