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Shedding light on genetically engineered food : what you don't know about the food you're eating and what you can do to protect yourself

Author: Beth H Harrison
Publisher: New York : iUniverse, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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When genetically engineered food was introduced in America more than a decade ago, it was promoted as a solution to some of the world's food problems; however, the promised advantages have never been realized. In this volume, the author explores why these crops do not benefit consumers, do not feed the world, do not help the environment, and are not rigorously regulated.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth H Harrison
ISBN: 9780595451807 0595451802 9780595693269 0595693261
OCLC Number: 183147692
Description: 155 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Americans kept in the dark --
1. The biotech facade. Precarious breeding --
Patenting and owning life --
Who is messing with your food? --
Reality check --
Risky business --
2. Science under the influence. Conflicts of interest --
The emperor's (FDA's) biotech clothes --
Continuing to gamble with your health --
Scientists' open letter on the hazards of genetically engineered foods and crops --
3. Connect these dots. Presidential advocacy --
Revolving door --
Lobbyists --
Taxpayers bankroll biotech --
Biotech oppression --
4. Biotech persuaders. Censorship --
Biotech front groups --
Government- and industry-sponsored propaganda --
5. Take it personally. In a transgenic nutshell --
Take action --
The future --
Resources. Web sites --
Books --
Film documentaries.
Responsibility: Beth H. Harrison.

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When genetically engineered food was introduced in America more than a decade ago, it was promoted as a solution to some of the world's food problems; however, the promised advantages have never been realized. In this volume, the author explores why these crops do not benefit consumers, do not feed the world, do not help the environment, and are not rigorously regulated.

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