GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

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"An assessment of the hot-button debate about GMOs by a journalist who became convinced that genetically modified corn was causing family illnesses traces the evolution of ubiquitous modified products and how they are threatening human health,"--NoveList.
An essential book about the biggest food fight of our time, from a journalist and mother who was desperate for answers about GMOs. What exactly are GMOs? Can they really make us sick? Why is there so much controversy around them? After she was diagnosed with a sensitivity to genetically modified corn--and discovered that her toddler son was suffering from the same condition--Caitlin Shetterly set out to ask these questions. The answers, and her hard-fought journey to learn them, are here in this disquieting and meditative window into GMOs and how they are modifying not only our food and our landscape, but our entire ecosystem. Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter, from the corn and soy fields of Nebraska to a beekeeping convention in Belgium to research labs in California, and shines a light on the farmers, scientists, politicians, activists, and corporations all wrestling over a most essential question: Are GMOs safe? This book will make you nostalgic for the majestic beauty that America's Great Plains once held, while at the same time forcing you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters that come to us in the foods we feed ourselves and our families. Spellbinding and devastating, Modified opens the door to the provocative conversation about genetic modification and the irreversible damage it may be causing. A must-read for those on both sides of the debate and anywhere in between.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399170676
Branch Call Number: 363.192 SH
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 07, 2018

Great story about coming onto the realization of the true nature of GMOs. Hint, its not what
Monsanto says.


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