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Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating


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Without knowing it, Americans eat genetically modified (GM) food everyday. While the food and chemical industries claim that GMO food is safe, a considerable amount of evidence shows otherwise. "In Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith, a former executive with the leading independent laboratory testing for GM presence in foods, documents these serious health dangers and explains how corporate influence and government collusion have been used to cover them up. The stories Smith presents read like a mystery novel. Scientists are offered bribes or threatened; evidence is stolen; data withheld or distorted. Government scientists who complain, are stripped of responsibilities or fired. The FDA even withheld information from congress after a GM food supplement killed nearly a hundred people and permanently disabled thousands. While Smith was employed by the laboratory he was not allowed to speak on the health dangers or the cover-up. No longer bound by this agreement, Smith now reveals what he knows in this groundbreaking expose. Today, food companies sell GM foods that have not undergone safety studies. FDA scientists opposed this, but White House and industry pressure prevailed and the agency's final policy--co-authored by a former Monsanto attorney--denied the risks. The scientists' concerns were made public only after a lawsuit forced the agency to turn over internal documents. Dan Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture, describes the government's pro-biotech mindset: "You felt like you were almost an alien, disloyal, by trying to present an open-minded view....So I pretty much spouted the rhetoric....It was written into. my speeches." In "Seeds of Deception Smith offers easy-to-understanddescriptions of genetic engineering and explains why it can result in serious health problems. This well-documented, pivotal work will show you how to protect yourself and your family.

Book News Annotation:

The founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, who lives surrounded by genetically modified crops in Iowa, makes a political as well as scientific case against GM foods, and discusses US and European attitudes and actions that consumers can take. Distributed by Chelsea Green Ltd.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-283) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword /Frances Moore Lappe
  2. Preface /Arran Stephans
  3. Introduction
  4. A lesson from overseas
  5. What could go wrong - a partial list
  6. Spilled milk
  7. Deadly epidemic
  8. Government by the industry, for the industry
  9. Rolling the dice with allergies
  10. Muscling the media
  11. Changing your diet
  12. What you can do
  13. Epilogue
  14. Appendix A:GM foods at a glance
  15. Appendix B:Enzymes and additives.

Product Details

Smith, Jeffrey M
Yes! Books
Smith, Jeffrey M.
Fairfield, IA
Food Science
Agricultural biotechnology
Genetically modified foods
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
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Publication Date:
9.00x6.04x.86 in. .98 lbs.

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