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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I agree with the message, appreciated the background information and examples but didn’t need quite so much of it. It makes you look at food a different way and ask yourself if the food you are eating is probably genetically modified. Content-wise, probably the best and most even and thorough analysis fpod the debate over genetically modified food that I’ve read.

The plant breeder yearns for some method of retaining the most desirable combination of genes in his prize variety year after year. Rather than simplifying a complicated subject, he accomplishes the more difficult task of presenting the complexities of genetic science, academic politics, corporate strategies, or international treaties in such a clear and interesting manner that readers come to appreciate and understand them.

It is hard to know the long term consequences of our actions as a society. He reveals many dimensions of several controversies that will be familiar to most readers from media coverage, yet remain poorly understood: The fear of those opposed to the new technology is of a “plague of sameness,” a vast monoculture organized and guarded by some big brother corporation.

The author of this book is Peter Pringle. I am not completely up to date on current legal issues regarding patents on genetic material and since this book has been published several of more ridiculous patents have been revoked, mohsanto there still seem to be some problems. They could fix traits in a prized traditional variety.


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

Review 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. Vavilov and how his massive food-crop seed collection came to mendwl spared from Hitler’s bombardment of Leningrad. Yet if the secret of apomixis is patented, the dominance of industrial capital over farming mmendel advance still further.

The new rice turned yellow, like a daffodil, and was instantly dubbed “golden rice. A complex topic, it invokes many contemporary concerns-third world famine, biodiversity, corporate responsibility, the ethics of corporate ownership of the processes ti life itself-and involves a bewildering array of interrelated national and international legal, political, scientific, and economic forces.

Misinformation, failing to explain etc. They worried that transferring genes between species might cause allergies, or worse; alien genes might “escape” into the wild and create “superweeds” and “superpests” that could innc the world’s ecosystems. Alot of the events covered in this book were also covered in one of my favorite documentaries, The Future of Food, and it was interesting to see them in a more detailed medium.

But large corporations, he asserts, have squandered the public’s good will toward GM products as they rushed so-called “Frankenfoods” into stores without adequate testing or disclosure of what makes it different.

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Paperbackpages. He speaks on how in the early days of bio- engenieering, the petunia flower and tobacco leaves were the only two plants people bio-engineered. Their argument was not that genetic engineering might be put to better use, but onc it was of no use. Instead, many of the chapters begin with a story, and then trail off into a mess of scientific, legal, political, and public relations information. A central dilemma in Food, Inc.


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

If this is the artful approach any author wishes to pursue, at least have an introduction to each chapter to inform the reader about what he or she is about to read.

Misinformation, failing to explain etc.

BT Corn came along in the spring of 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”.

It is no wonder that such moves have generated suspicion and hostility in many countries, where activists have campaigned against what they have termed “biopiracy”. Worst of all, the antibiotech forces say, a nic food conglomerate could end up telling us what to eat. So if you’re looking for a mess of corporate PR, quotes from activists, scientists, and politicians, with some dry scientific explanations tossed in wherever the author saw appropriate, read this book. Need to update this book with current events.

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