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GMO 101 - A Practical guide Paperback – September 3, 2014
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The success of Big Food in spreading GMOs should be of concern to all of us, whether fitness professionals or lay people interested in maintaining wellness. Education and awareness are the first step, and Chef Braux's book is an outstanding resource.
Alain takes the reader back to the origins of GMOs and artfully diffuses the arguments for their value, laying out all the health consequences of their consumption. He includes useful links to non-GMO shopping lists and even provides information on how t to avoid GMO pet food.
I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent book.
And that's just the first part of this book. In part two, the author lists and describes hundreds of the main GMO ingredients currently in use and the food you can find them hiding in.
I think just for that list alone - it's worth ten times what you pay for it.
Overall... This is a book I'd recommend you buy no mater which side of the GMO fence you stand or even if your sitting firmly on it.
Mark Moxom: Author Expert Speaker
Just for complete transparency - I do co-present a Podcast with Alain.
This writing starts from the beginning so you understand just how GMO products have infiltrated our food supply basically undetected by the general public.
A must have for those whom wish to keep GMO products off their dinner table...
Aaron Aveiro President
Aladay Organic Farms
Author Chef Alain Braux caringly & methodically exposes specious-insidious GMO already invading our bodies and food supply. Do you know GMOs were officially introduced into our food chain in 1996?
I'm purchasing a few copies to gift & share with my BFFs, Best Foodie Friends!
Chef Braux has a delightful and engaging style of writing that sometimes may be a bit too light to get across the author’s obvious seriousness about the subject, but also makes for easier reading. His acronym, “TMI” [too much information] is rather accurate. Not too much, but overwhelming at times.
I experienced some broken links in my electronic copy which may simply be the settings on my computer; however, as nice as links are, I am not a fan of hyperlinks from books for that very reason. Due to the dynamics of the Internet, sometimes they don’t work, especially once the book is a couple of years old.
This is a good argument for having a References [used] section included and cited back to any facts inside the work. You should never present something as “fact” without a source/citation of some kind. This eases the burden of having broken links for those who actually want to know more and/or read what the author has read. I also wish that there had been a Glossary, as there were many terms that a novice to this subject will not recognize.
There are many, many useful links, and lists that have information on the subject, such as a “Master GMO Ingredients” list, and “Sources of Genetically Engineered Ingredients in Food,” and even many quite helpful tips like how to eat GMO at home, and when you go out to a restaurant or even a friend’s house. His advice for dining at a friend’s house is an example of his delightful writing style because he advises us not to make a big deal of non-GMO in the interest of friendship. He even includes a section on food for your pet.
The last sections of the book are what I believe to be most helpful. There are “Non-GMO Information Resources” where organizations working and storing data on this issue are listed. There is a list of non-GMO books, and even some links to non-GMO documentaries.
I’m giving 4 stars because of Chef Braux’s enjoyable writing style and to credit the excellent resources that I mentioned from the end of the book. These alone would be worth the purchase price.