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Eat Your Genes How Genetically Modified Food is Entering Our Diet

by Stephen Nottingham

Eat Your Genes How Genetically Modified Food is Entering Our Diet Synopsis

Eat Your Genes describes the genetic engineering techniques used in agriculture. It explores the food industry`s commercial motivations, why certain crop modifications have predominated, and the importance of patenting to the genetic engineering enterprise. This book explains how crop segregation and labelling are central to the debate, and outlines the development of consumer resistance to the marketing of GM food in Europe. The potential health and ecological risks, the ethical issues, and the implications for both industrialized and developing countries are examined. The author argues that genetic engineering is still a long way from meeting its promises of feeding the world`s hungry and contributing to a more eco-friendly agriculture. As the public debate over the desirability of GM food continues, this is the book to help you think through what is involved.

Eat Your Genes How Genetically Modified Food is Entering Our Diet Press Reviews

'Full marks ...for as good an overview of the multiple problems that the new technology is spawning as one is likely to read all year.' Food Magazine, UK Food Commission 'Nottingham's book will serve as an informative primer for both general readers and students.' Library Journal 'Nottingham offers essential information for those concerned about genetically modified foods.' Booklist 'A rivetting read.' Here's Health, Book of the Month 'Readable and easy for a lay person to understand, a devastating indictment of genetic engineering. I warmly recommend Eat Your Genes.' Permaculture Magazine 'An authoritative account of the progress and potential of genetic manipulation.' BBC Wildlife 'Refreshingly balanced treatment of genetic engineering of food products.' Choice 'An easy and enjoyable read while still retaining a high level of accuracy in explaining the different issues.' Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 'An excellent book for those who are interested in learning more about genetically modified food.' Environmental Values

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842773475
Publication date: 1st April 2003
Author: Stephen Nottingham
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 244 pages
Categories: Science: general issues, Food & beverage technology, Cookery / food & drink etc, The environment, Genetic engineering, Food manufacturing & related industries,

About Stephen Nottingham

Stephen Nottingham is the author of Genescapes: The Ecology of Genetic Engineering (2002).

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