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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Mendel to Monsanto – the promises and perils of the biotech harvest. So what did I learn from this? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anyway, it’s worth reading if you have some previous knowledge about the issue and want to refresh your fo on the most relevant events.

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Genetic tinkering certainly has its questions and risks, but when the history of applied agriculture is considered it’s pretty comical to hear anyone create this false dichotomy of traditional farming as “natural” and modern bioengineering as “unnatural”.

I always just thought about the health ramifications of genetically modified food, but there are so many other issues. The Battle of Basmati.

Book Review: Food, Inc: Mendel to Monsanto – The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest

Everyone should be growing and eating their own food to the extent possible to them. In theory, the new arrangements take into account unc needs of different farming systems in different countries, but will they allow farmers to grow their favorite and traditional crops rather than homogeneous foods for the conveyor belt of industrial agriculture?


Monsahto argument was not that genetic engineering might be put to better use, but that it was of no use.

Start reading Food, Inc. Anyway, there is no original research in this book. That’s not something that global capitalists like to hear. Early modern and eighteenth-century women’s work, literature, art and material culture.

Want to Read saving…. Content-wise, probably the best and most even and thorough analysis of the debate over genetically modified food that I’ve read. There is a catch, of course. Mendel to Monsanto–the promises and perils of the biotech harvest. The land is where any nation cares for its economic, social, and environmental health, the place where ecosystems, biodiversity, and water quality are nurtured.

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

By the s the biotech agricultural revolution was brewing. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. With the exception of reformers, these activists are portrayed as having played a significant role in creating public confusion on the safety of genetically modified foods. George McGovern Peter Pringle, one of our most respected and perceptive authors, has given us the best book available on the complex and important matter of genetically modified foods.

This book shows you how both sides are wrong — about their opposition and themselves. Have you eaten genetically modified food?

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

Sep 02, Litbitch rated it really liked it Shelves: What a boring read it was. For most people, lnc global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one.

Cheryl rated it it was amazing Oct 12, This book does a great job at informing its reader of the pros and cons of GMOs.


On the other hand, it is fairly unbiased. BT Corn came along in the spring of The companies claim to be leading a new agricultural revolution that will save the world with crops modified to survive frost, drought, pests, and plague. You don’t have to imagine it: And yet the possible benefits of biotech agriculture to our food supply are too vital to be left to either partisan. This noteworthy story is covered in a work by Pringle, which this blog will review at a later date.

I thought it was very helpful in clearing up questions that may arise involving genetically-modified foods. BT stand for Bacillus thuringiensis, which is a soil bacterium with a toxic producing gene.

Despite or perhaps because of his unbiased opinion there is much in here flod should concern the public about the safety of GM crops, although the author still holds out hope that GM crops emndel help feed the world.

This is not an isolated example, most of the book written by a journalist is consistent with the cynical view that journalists know a bit of everything, but foodd lot about nothing Its a relatively quick read and provides important background information on the subject.

If the new technology can help feed the extra three billion people 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.

For most people, the global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one.