Most of the processed foods on supermarket shelves (75%!) contain genetically engineered ingredients. These foods range from soda to soup, crackers to condiments, and their long-term effects on human health and ecology are still unknown. Public concern has been steadily intensifying. The GMO Deception, the 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 on this subject. They address such questions as:
- Are GM foods safe and healthy for us?
- Will GM food solve world hunger?
- Who 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 United States?
- 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?
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.