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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: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
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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,  Read more...
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GMO deception
(OCoLC)880932498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Krimsky; Jeremy Gruber
ISBN: 9781629140209 1629140201
OCLC Number: 881282367
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 393 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Foreward / Ralph Nader --
Introduction: The science and regulation behind the GMO deception / Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber --
What is genetic engineering? An introduction to the science / John Fagan, Michael Antoniou, and Claire Robinson --
Safety studies : human and environmental health. The state of the science / Stuart Newman ; Antibiotics in your corn / Sheldon Krimsky and Timo Assmuth ; A conversation with Dr. Árpád Pusztai / Samuel W. Anderson ; Glypho-gate / Sheldon Krimsky with Gilles-Eric Séralini, Robin Mesnage, and Benoît Bernay ; GM alfalfa: an uncalculated risk / Phil Bereano ; The next generation of biohazard? Engineering plants to manufacture pharmaceuticals / Brian Tokar ; Busting the big GMO myths / John Fagan, Michael Antoniou, and Claire Robinson --
Labeling and consumer activism. Codex food labeling committee debates international guidelines / Diane McCrea ; Consumers call on FDA to label GMO foods / Colin O'Neil ; Genetically engineered foods: a right to know what you eat / Phil Bereano ; Latina/o farmers and biotechnology / Devon Peña ; Labeling genetically engineered food in California / Pamm Larry and CRG staff ; Lax labeling policies betray public trust / Joseph Mendelson ; A conversation with John Fagan --
GMOs in the developing world. The agrarian crisis in India / Indrani Barpujari and Birenda Biru ; Bill Gates's excellent African adventure: a tale of technocratic agroindustrial philanthrocapitalism / Phil Bereano ; Bt Brinjal in India: why it must not be released / Aruna Rodrigues ; Hearts of darkness: the biotech industry's exploration of southern African famine / Doreen Stabinsky ; Rooted resistance: Indian farmers stand against Monsanto / Mira Shiva ; Why GM crops will not feed the world / Bill Freese --
Corporate control of agriculture. Patented seeds vs. free inquiry / Martha L. Crouch ; BGH and beyond: consolidating rural America / Jack Doyle ; Changing seeds or seeds of change? / Natalie DeGraaf ; Food, made from scratch / Eric Hoffman ; Future imperfect: discussing the industrialization of agriculture with Deborah Koons Garcia / Evan Lerner ; Stealing wisdom, stealing seeds: the neem tree of India becomes a symbol of greed / Vandana Shiva. Regulation, policy, and law. AG biotech policy: 2012 in review / Colin O'Neil ; EPA and regulations / Sheldon Krimsky ; GM food legislation: modified foods in the halls of power / Lara Freeman ; Goliath vs. Schmeiser: Canadian court decision may leave multinationals vulnerable / Phil Bereano and Martin Phillipson ; Legal challenge to genetically engineered bt crops marches on / Joseph Mendelson ; A primer on GMOs and international law / Phil Bereano ; GMOs stalled in Europe: the strength of citizens' involvement / Arnaud Apoteker --
Ecology and sustainability. Environmental release of genetically engineered organisms: recasting the debate / GeneWatch editors ; The role of GMOs in sustainable agriculture / Doug Gurian-Sherman ; Genetically modified crops and the intensification of agriculture / Bill Freese ; Science uninterrupted: understanding transgenesis in its ecological context / Ignacio Chapela ; Agricultural technologies for a warming world / Lim Li Ching ; Down on the farm: genetci engineering meets an ecologist / David Pimentel ; Engineering crops for herbicide resistance / Sheldon Krimsky and Roger Wrubel ; Genetic engineering for biological control: environmental risks / David Pimentel ; GM mosquitoes: flying through the regulatory gaps? / Lim Li Ching ; Why context matters / Craig Holdrege --
The ethics of GMOs. The biopiracy of wild rice / Brian Carlson ; Conflicts of interest undermine agricultural biotechnology research / Susan Benson, Mark Arax, and Rachel Burstein ; Genetcially engineered foods changing the nature of nature / Martin Teitel and Kimberly Wilson ; Lessons from the green revolution: do we need new technology to end hunger? / Peter Rosset, Frances Moore Lappé, and Joseph Collins ; Let them eat promises: the fight to feed the world is being betrayed from within / Devinder Sharma --
Modifying animals for food. Ethical limits to bioengineering animals / Paul Root Wolpe ; Back on "the farm" / Rob DeSalle ; Biotechnology and milk: benefit or threat? / Michael Hansen ; In the bullpen: livestock cloning / Jaydee Hanson ; Canada banned BGH! / Kimberly Wilson ; Food and drug amalgamation / Eric Hoffman ; Food unchained / Samuel W. Anderson ; Just say no to milk hormones / John Stauber ; Gene technology in the animal kingdom / Paul B. Thompson --
Conclusion: the future of GM food / Sheldon Krimsky --
Resources: what you can do about GMOs / Jeremy Gruber.
Responsibility: Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, editors ; foreword by Ralph Nader.

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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 h.

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