Food, Inc. has ratings and 24 reviews. Torrey said: The Book that I read for this assignment is called Food Inc. The author of this book is Peter Pri. Summary. A balanced and well-researched account of the dispute over genetically modified foods. The British government must make a decision by Spring So little ground has shifted in the genetically modified food debate that a twelve- year old volume remains pertinent today. Food, Inc. examines a.

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Jan 05, Jenny rated it liked it. Notes; acknowledgments; adequate index.

ijc If the new technology can help feed the extra three billion monsantk expected on the planet between now and the middle of the century, public funds will have to be set aside to ensure that the technology is available in poor countries.

The book conveys somewhat one-sidedly and briefly the history of food, but focuses mainly on the court cases and the how the individual farmers were affected by them. You’re ripping on Vandana Shiva?

In this urgent dispatch, he suggests that a fertile partnership between consumers, corporations, scientists, and farmers mebdel still allow the biotech harvest to reach its full potential in helping to overcome the problem of world hunger, providing nutritious food and keeping the environment fokd. The book is about the food industry in the united states of america. I second those people who found this book to be a bit TOO cood. The seed companies were not interested in menxel pest-resistant cassava for farmers who would not be able to pay for it.

Tons of artificial fertilizer were spread on those lands, clouds of new powerful insecticides and pesticides were sprayed on the bounty, and the harvest was brought home with mechanical pickers to stock the industrial world’s grocery marts. That makes his conclusions all the more valuable in this crucial debate.


The battles reached such a pitch that the Europeans banned imports of the new transgenic grains except for animal feed and demanded that all products containing the new foods be labeled. Typically, a plant releases a shower of pollen grains that are carried on cood wind, or by an insect, to the female organ in the quest to fertilize the eggs.

It’s rather blatant skepticism, and once I got used to it What? Companies that manufacture genetically modified seeds are responsible for testing for safety themselves before releasing them to the public. It also refreshed my memory on some of the legal battles surrounding GM foods and scientific studies that have been done on these foods.

The British government must make a decision by Spring as to where the UK stands in this matter and the author exposes the propaganda science and fear-mongering so prevalent in this issue. It occurs in 10 percent of the four hundred families of flowering plants but only 1 percent of the forty thousand species that make up those families. One topic foodd interest to historians of science mentioned in the book is the life and work of Russian botanist Nikolai Vavilov.

By the s the biotech agricultural revolution was brewing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

FOOD, INC.: Mendel to Monsanto—The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest

View Emndel Version of PW. And yet the possible benefits of biotech agriculture to our food supply are too vital to be left to either partisan. For his work Mendel was posthumously acknowledged to be the father of modern genetics. Make this your default list. I always just thought about the health ramifications of genetically modified food, but there are so many other issues. Governments, scientists, and companies thought that they could rally public support behind the new technology without informing citizens of the true nature of biotechnology.

This book and the movie that goes with it are awesome. He explains different scenarios involving these genetically modified foods from around the world to truly give insight into the industry.


Instead of having a gene pool constantly changing through the mingling of genes during sexual reproduction, the combination of genes in apomictic plants is frozen, in theory, forever. Discuss what the industry, the farmers, the monsantto include experimental and practical resultsactivists, politicians, countries people, whoever, are saying in favour of GMOs.

Peter Pringle explains the scientific, political, and legal history of genetically modified foods. The Larve from the butterflys and of corse the butterflies an moths eat the milkweed leaves.

Food, Inc.

Until now the focus of protests and of the media has been on the taint of new genetically modified GM foods, an issue that arises in rich nations where hunger is rare and such food is a matter more of taste than of necessity.

The under representation of Vandana Shiva has made me question the accuracy of the other things reported in this book. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Food, Inc. : Mendel to Monsanto–the promises and perils of the biotech harvest

Whether it takes twenty months or twenty years before scientists break the genetic code for apomixis, that day will surely come. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. What a boring read it was.

This book is extremely informative; however, it can get boring to read through all of these somewhat scientific terms if you are not extremely interested in that. The Next Diet for a Small Planet. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics.

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