Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Genetically modified food
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Jennifer A. Thomson, a molecular geneticist and food researcher, describes how genetically modified crops are developed, distributed, and regulated.
Annotation:Investigates the trends and technologies that are transforming the world of food, including America's obsession with Japan, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology.
Annotation:Smith offers easy-to-understand descriptions of genetic engineering and explains why he believes it can result in serious health problems.
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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.