Stormy debates about genetically engineered (GE) food have raged throughout the world in recent years, and the issue is now more potent than ever. Seventy to eighty percent of processed foods now sold in supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and the trend is growing at a startling rate. This second, completely revised edition of Genetically Engineered Food is an all-in-one guide written specifically to help consumers educate themselves about the risks posed by GE foods.
Ronnie Cummins and Ben Lilliston, both leading consumer advocates, provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, action-inspiring information, including how to identify GE foods, products to avoid, brands that are GE-free, and how to shop and act with a purpose. They discuss all of the ethical, environmental, and health arguments against GE food, how these foods are being regulated in the United States and abroad, and why consumers are right to oppose them. Genetically Engineered Foods is the first and still one of the few consumer-oriented guides addressing this important subject.
"Being a consumer is not a passive act. It means taking charge. This book tells you how."
- Jim Hightower, author of If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates
"Cummins and Lilliston are top investigative writers and activists who spill the beans about what's wrong with genetically engineered food..."
- John Stauber, co-author of Toxic Sludge is Good For You and Mad Cow USA
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