Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Genetically modified food

Genetically Engineered Foods
Genetically Engineered Foods By Bledsoe, Karen E. (Book - 2006 ) j 631.523 B646g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains how new crops are developed both by breeding and genetic engineering and discussed the future of genetically-modified crops

Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food By Green, Jen (Book - 2006 ) j 631.523 G796g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains the issues surrounding genetic modification, looks at what GM foods are, how GM works, and examines the arguments for and against this new science.

Mendel in the Kitchen
Mendel in the Kitchen A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods By Fedoroff, Nina (Book - 2004 ) 664 F294m 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fedoroff argues that plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations to come.

Food Fray
Food Fray Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food By Weasel, Lisa H. (Book - 2009 ) 363.192 W362f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the center of the genetically-modified food debate, capturing the real-life experiences of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists on the front lines.

Food, Inc
Food, Inc Mendel to Monsanto--the Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest / Peter Pringle By Pringle, Peter (Book - 2005 ) 363.1929 P957f 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces readers to eco-warriors such as Greenpeace and corporate giants such as Monsanto, discussing the new agricultural revolution of genetically engineered food and how it will affect the food supply and the world hunger epidemic.

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering (Book - 2013 ) 660.65 G3283 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Contains pro and con articles about genetic engineering of both plants and animals from a global perspective

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering By Kafka, Tina (Book - 2009 ) j 174.957 K11g 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Covers a variety of genetic engineering issues, from genetically-modified foods to designer babies

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering (Book - 2013 ) 576.5 G3283 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Contains pro and con essays about genetic engineering, including a section on genetically-modified food

Genetic Roulette
Genetic Roulette The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods By Smith, Jeffrey M. (Book - 2007 ) 363.1929 S651g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixty-five health risks of everyday American foods are presented in two-page spreads. The left page includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes, while the right side offers fully referenced text.

Eating in the Dark
Eating in the Dark America's Experiment With Genetically Engineered Food By Hart, Kathleen (eBook - 2003 )

Annotation:Hart tells how genetically-modified foods quietly entered America's food supply. She explores the potential of the new technology to enhance nutrition and cut farmers' expenses as well as revealing the process by which regulatory agencies decided to allow the biotechnology industry to sell its products without first submitting them to thorough testing.

The Future of Food
The Future of Food (DVD - 2004 ) DVD 363.1929 FUTURE Available in some locations

Annotation:Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

Your Right to Know
Your Right to Know Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in your Food By Kimbrell, Andrew (Book - 2007 ) 363.1929 K49y 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A comprehensive guide to the health risks, organic options, shopping choices, and ways we can fight the corporate agro-industrial takeover of the food we eat.

Seeds for the Future
Seeds for the Future The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment By Thomson, Jennifer A. (Book - 2007 ) 631.5233 T482s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jennifer A. Thomson, a molecular geneticist and food researcher, describes how genetically modified crops are developed, distributed, and regulated.

Just Food
Just Food Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly By McWilliams, James E. (eBook - 2009 ) 3M downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:JUST FOOD tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world

The Global Food Crisis
The Global Food Crisis (Book - 2009 ) 363.8 G562 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pro and con essays on global food topics, including whether biotechnology can help solve the crisis

The Taste of Tomorrow
The Taste of Tomorrow Dispatches From the Future of Food By Schonwald, Josh (Book - 2012 ) 641.3 S3719t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Investigates the trends and technologies that are transforming the world of food, including America's obsession with Japan, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology.

Seeds of Deception
Seeds of Deception Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating By Smith, Jeffrey M. (Book - 2003 ) 363.1929 S651s 2003 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Smith offers easy-to-understand descriptions of genetic engineering and explains why he believes it can result in serious health problems.


When a strain of genetically altered wheat was found in an Oregon field this spring, some countries suspended imports from the United States. Read about the history of genetically modified foods, arguments pro and con, and what the future may hold.


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