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- Print Length: 278 pages
- Publisher: Yes! Books (September 3, 2003)
- Publication Date: September 3, 2003
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007BDLAU8
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Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Recent news headlines have focused on the disagreement between the U.S. and Europe over genetically modified foods: the U.S. exports them, but the European Union doesn't want to import them, believing their safety remains unproven. Are genetically modified foods safe? Longtime anti-GM foods campaigner Smith presents the "opposing" case. He offers cases where GM produced results that were at best unexpected (increased starch content in potatoes), at worst grotesque (pigs without genitals). He describes how one corporation reportedly tried to bribe Canadian government scientists into approving genetically engineered bovine growth hormones they deemed unsafe; how some scientists have reported their careers were threatened as a result of their refusal to approve certain GM products in the U.S.; and how "conflicts of interest, sloppy science, and industry influence" can distort the approval process. The cases Smith presents are scary and timely, but he explores only one side of the story. Readers looking for a balance consideration of genetically modified foods will want to look elsewhere.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Jeffrey Smith masterfully combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting. The result is riveting, enlightening, and disturbing."--Jennifer Read Hawthorne, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"The revelations in this powerful exposé could spark the revolution that the topic [of genetically engineered foods] deserves."--Hunter Lovins, co-author of Natural Capitalism
"This book, which is the best written on the subject, is essential reading for food activists and concerned consumers."--Ronnie Cummins, National Director of the Organic Consumer's Association
"Seeds of Deception lays bare the blockbuster food safety issue of the 21st century. Every American should read this book."--James S. Turner Esq., author of The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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If this book doesn't convince you that GMO foods are not something you want to eat then nothing likely will. Well worth a read for all of the connected research and references even if you already realize that you shouldn't eat such food.
Everyone that consumes food should read this, especially if they live in a captured state such as the USA and not a country that has banned GMO foods and products.
Top international reviews
What is needed is action, we need to organise and say no to the disaster that is happening before our eyes. The GM issues has gone quiet in the UK, but the UK Government are bring it back on the adjenda, We need to wake up, organise and say no. This book provides a welath if information to support that GMO NO campaign !
Many questions pop in your mind as to why these general health issues are not in the headlines....I just wonder...
Everyone needs to be made aware of ALL the facts on GM food. We can not take the 'experts' scripted assurances of safety as gospel. On one hand I found it really difficult to read this book as it made me extremely frustrated but on the other hand, we all need to know what's going on because it will affect us all. As previous reviewers have said, we need to spread the word. Not enough people are aware of what these biotech companies are getting away with and doing to our planet. I live in the UK where food labels are mandatory. I feel for those in the US where no such practice is in place. Before being elected Obama said he would bring in food labelling as "Americans have the right to know where there food comes from". Americans do have the right to know where their food comes from. What happened to your promise Obama? Where is the labelling? Spread the word......
What I did not like about it is that the author took the middle part out of many citations, thus giving critics the weapon to claim the arguments cited are taken out of context. The timelines are often confusing, there are many repetitions, and the book is all in all a bit on the sensationalist side. This book raises almost as many questions as it tries to answer.
Very interesting is the chapter about GM foods on the market, which gives good advise which foods to avoid if one can financially afford to choose this path. It is not a detailed and 100% accurate list - it can't be, given that corn and soy derivatives are so omnipresent in the foods generally available, and the inclined consumer will have to shop with eyes wide open and sometimes develop a sixth sense.
Overall still makes for an OK read.
Il explique pourquoi et en quoi les OGM peuvent être dangereux pour la santé et l'environnement : carcinogènes, allergènes, résistances aux antibiotiques, apparition de toxines nouvelles, entre autres.
Il raconte comment les grands semenciers ont menti, falsifié des données, manipulé l'opinion, et obtenu des pouvoirs publics le droit de vendre leurs produits malgré les preuves de leur nocivité, ou l'insuffisance des tests de sécurité.
Et comment les scientifiques, qui alertaient sur ces dangers, ont été réduits au silence avec l'aide ou l'accord tacite des autorités.