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excellent content...but where's the copy editor?!
on November 19, 2006
The content of this book is fabulous. I didn't know much about GMO's before reading Harvest for Hope but this book provides a good introduction to them and has definitely raised my awareness on this issue.
Her descriptions of factory farms and the conditions that the animals within them endure are heart-wrenching to read, but anyone who has read anything (or even seen a documentary) on factory farming or the food industry is likely to already be aware of these issues. Still, the information is written in an accessible way and is a good introduction to learning about what occurs in commercial meat production.
I have a few problems with this book. There are hardly any citations in the book, although a lot of "facts" are presented. It's frustrating to see all of this information presented as fact with no supporting evidence. Whoever edited this book should be fired. The grammatical, punctuation, and organizational errors are too numerous to mention. It's not uncommon to be reading a paragraph and have the last two sentences be completely unrelated to the rest of the paragraph.
In sum, the content is great and this book is a great introduction to food production practices. However, the shoddy editing leaves me (and likely anyone who reads and writes on a regular basis) disappointed.