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- Publisher: Yes! Books; 4th edition edition (October 7, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2013
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- Language: English
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"When I worked at Monsanto, I warned both scientists and executives that our GM foods may cause disease, but no one was even willing to listen, let alone investigate the unpredicted side effects. For them, it was all about profit. Now our whole population is threatened by the serious dangers described in Genetic Roulette."--Kirk J. Azevedo, DC
"Congratulations, Jeffrey Smith, for your courage. Thanks to your tireless investigations, we need wonder no longer why corporations spreading GMOs are so secretive, why they've spent hundreds of millions to keep us from even knowing which foods contain GMOs. They don't want us to examine the shoddy science, the suppressed evidence, and, most of all, the real health risks that GMOs present. Read Genetic Roulette not only to protect yourself and your family but to learn through this breath-taking story what all Americans need to do to reclaim our democracy and protect our planet."-- Frances Moore Lappé, author of Democracy's Edge and Diet for a Small Planet
"I used to test for soy allergies all the time, but now that soy is genetically engineered, it is so dangerous that I tell people never to eat it--unless it says organic. Genetic Roulette tells you why you must avoid genetically engineered foods to stay healthy."--John H. Boyles, MD, ear, nose, and throat, and allergy specialist
"Jeffrey Smith is the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods. Genetic Roulette, which brings in original contributions by eminent scientists worldwide, makes it crystal clear that the American FDA should not be so cavalier about the potential dangers of these procedures."--Candace Pert, PhD, author of Molecules of Emotion and Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d and former Chief of the Section, National Institutes of Health
"The most comprehensive, well-documented, and highly readable exposé on the serious health dangers of GM foods."--Samuel S. Epstein, MD, professor emeritus of Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
International bestselling author of Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette, Jeffrey M. Smith is a widely popular spokesperson on the documented health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how biotech companies rig research, gag critics, hijack regulators, and spin fantastic unfulfilled promises. His Institute for Responsible Technology's Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs to force them out of the food supply. The campaign encourages public and private showings of the Monsanto film and offers support material at www.ResponsibleTechnology.org. He lives in Fairfield, Iowa. You can visit Jeffrey's blog on the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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This book documents the kinds of ailments by type of GMO food. Since Monsanto was able to introduce these dangerous foods without any long-term health studies, the entire American population are guinea pigs, with the primary evidence of illness through epidemiology. According to some epidemiologists, Americans are now among the sickest people in the world....
I used to believe in the promise of the "science" of genetic modification, but it one of those beliefs that I've had to discard as the truth becomes known.
This book is really not a book of opinion but rather a presentation of the studies that have been done about the effects of genetic modification. It's not pretty, but an understanding of the devastating effects of GM foods is vitally important for the future of this country and for the whole human population.
Not only are GMO's in our diet, along with the Glyphosate and other harmful chemicals that come with it, contributing the rise in health problems like cancer and obesity, but also to reproductive and allergy problems.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to read objective information such as this book contains.
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The author has counseled leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert (whose own work I like) describes the author as "the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods."
So I reckon when he says something, we need to listen and equally importantly, trust what he says is true.
His first book Seeds of Deception combines storytelling and investigative reporting. This second book on the subject, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods adds more information and fleshes out his argument for getting involved at grass roots level in our food production. It is a big book in terms of both its size and the technical info it offers the reader. Sure, its a technical book in parts, but it should be accessible to anyone who wants to grasp the biology of how we are trying to improve the natural cycle of foods we need to grow to live well.
Eating GMO foods has risks, lots of them. Smith includes 65 health dangers. These link GMOs in our food to toxic, allergic reactions, and infertility. How do we know this? Science uses animal studies to test ideas, so damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals has been reported. Smith summarizes why GM foods need to become a food safety priority and we need to challenge some misinformation from GMO lobby groups.
The topic of how we develop and sustain our food sources is going to be an on-going issue for everyone. The material in Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods helps inform us on what the future may hold, and how best to feed our next generations.
Genetic Roulette is a reference book you dip into from time to time. Some of the scientific information is highly technical and if you are not a scientist it can take some time to absorb but it is not too difficult to do so. The principles are generally pretty clear.
If you are interested in the facts behind the media's portrayal of GM food production then this is certainly worth a read but do be warned - it is not a cosy read but more of an academic (although very pertinent and understandable) study for any purchaser. I actually enjoyed it once I got used to the semi-lecture style and found the information it generated very useful.
live saving info. Thank You me Smith