Genetic Roulette

Author: Jeffrey M. Smith
Publisher: Yes Books
ISBN:
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Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite. The biotech industry's claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Sixty-five health risks of the foods that Americans eat every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right side offers fully referenced text, describing both research studies and theoretical risks. The second half of Genetic Roulette shows how safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems presented in the first half. It also exposes how industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems. This book, prepared in with input by more than 30 scientists, is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith's Seeds of Deception the world's best-selling book on genetically engineered foods. As the world's most complete reference on the health risks of GM foods, Genetic Roulette is also ideal for schools and libraries.

Altered Genes Twisted Truth

Author: Steven M. Druker
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780985616908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

The GMO Deception

Author: Sheldon Krimsky
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629140201
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 hunger? Who really controls the power structure of food production? Are GM foods ecologically safe and sustainable? Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US? What kinds of regulations and policies should be instituted? How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting developing countries? Should animals be genetically modified for food? How are other countries handling GM crops? Ultimately, this definitive book encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this particular branch of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should do about it.

Living Foods for Optimum Health

Author: Theresa Foy Digeronimo
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307774678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It's true. Some foods clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives. For more than forty years, the Hippocrates Health Institute has been teaching people how to cleanse and heal their bodies with naturally potent living foods. In this book, the first-ever sponsored by the Institute, authors Brian R. Clement and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo explain why living foods are vital to good health and offer a sensible plan for making the switch to a living foods diet. With step-by-step instructions, lifestyle suggestions, and more than 100 healthful, delicious recipes, Living Foods for Optimum Health provides everything you need to take control of your health and well-being. "An important and eminently readable book for the new era of self-care." —Marilyn Diamond, co-author of Fit for Life "A landmark guide to the essentials of healthy living." —From the foreword by Coretta Scott King "This book will open the way to a healthier and happier millennium." —Helen Nearing, author of Living the Good Life and mother of the Back to Earth Movement "Living food will change your life." —Kenny Loggins, musician and composer "The way to optimum health is more natural food. Thanks, Brian, for leading the way." —Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Apollo Astronaut and founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences About the Authors Brian R. Clement, a leader in natural health and healing, is director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and founding director of the Coalition of Holistic Health. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is adjunct professor of English at The William Patterson College of New Jersey and author of numerous books, including The Natural Way of Healing Chronic Pain. From the Trade Paperback edition.

GMO Myths and Truths

Author: Claire Robinson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0993436714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors’ 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world’s current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way.

The Frankenfood Myth

Author: Henry I. Miller
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275978792
Format: PDF, ePub
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Few topics have inspired as much international furor and misinformation as the development and distribution of genetically altered foods. For thousands of years, farmers have bred crops for their resistance to disease, productivity, and nutritional value; but only since the 1970s have advances in biotechnology (or gene-splicing to be more precise) upped the ante, with the promise of dramatically improved agricultural products--and public resistance far out of synch with the potential risks. In this provocative and meticulously researched book, Henry Miller and Gregory Conko trace the origins of gene-splicing, its applications, and the backlash from consumer groups and government agencies against so-called "Frankenfoods"--from America to Zimbabwe. They explain how a "happy conspiracy" of anti-technology activism, bureaucratic over-reach, and business lobbying has resulted in a regulatory framework in which there is an inverse relationship between the degree of product risk and degree of regulatory scrutiny. The net result is a combination of public confusion, political manipulation, ill-conceived regulation, and ultimately, the obstruction of one of the safest and most promising technologies ever developed. The authors go on to suggest a way to emerge from this morass, proposing a variety of business and policy reforms that can unlock the potential of this cutting-edge science, while ensuring appropriate safeguards and moving environmentally friendly products into the hands of farmers and consumers around the world.

Seeds of Hope

Author: Jane Goodall
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455554480
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In this wise and elegant New York Times bestseller, Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening--and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us--Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Rich Food Poor Food

Author: Jayson Calton, PhD
Publisher: Primal Nutrition Incorporated
ISBN: 9780984755172
Format: PDF, ePub
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Profiling over 350 brand name products, offers guidance on making nutrient-rich food purchases and avoiding foods with chemical additives and other harmful ingredients, in a work organized by grocery store section.

Corrupt to the Core

Author: Shiv Chopra
Publisher: Kos Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780973194579
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dr. Shiv Chopra’s name has become synonymous with food safety. To protect the integrity of our food, he has waged many battles against a succession of Canadian Prime Ministers and federal ministries of health. He refused to approve various harmful drugs to be used in meat and milk production. He defied governmental gag orders, spoke publicly to the media, and testified at many Senate and parliamentary committees. Time and again the courts supported Dr. Chopra and ruled against government attempts to silence him. Also, time and again the government allowed dangerous drugs, agricultural practices, and carcinogenic pesticides to enter the food supply. Here is the full account of how government corruption endangers the food supply and how Dr. Chopra and his colleagues continue to speak the truth. Most importantly, this book contains a blueprint for the establishment of food safety and security throughout the world.