Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

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ISBN-10: 1472946987
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"A well-tempered, smoothly written book." - Kirkus

"Thought-provoking reading." - Publishers Weekly

". . . full of factoids that’ll make you rethink a highly debated subject, and also what’s really going on with those giant apples that don’t bruise or brown." - Bonappetit.com

"Lynas may have been brash and insistent in the past, but here, he is deliberate, thoughtful, and committed to setting the record straight regarding GMOs." - Booklist

"Partly a level-headed look at the benefits as well as the downsides of genetic modification, and partly a personal account of how Mark came to believe that the scientific method was, on the whole, not a bad way of analysing questions of crop production and farming. I found it riveting, largely because he writes so well and so open-mindedly, and I warmly recommend it." - Philip Pullman

"Mark Lynas tells the remarkable story of a mass delusion fuelled by primitive folk-science intuitions, sacred values, and disinformation from some of our most sainted organizations. His exposé is an important contribution to an issue with enormous potential for benefiting humanity, and a gripping account of the tensions that can surround technological progress."- Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now

"A gripping story of how a passionate troublemaker became an equally passionate campaigner for the facts. Seeds of Science is not only a compellingly-researched argument, it is the tale of how Mark Lynas's life changed. Reading it may change your life, too." - Tim Harford, author of Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy and presenter of More or Less

"Mark Lynas is a courageous writer whose evidence-based turnaround on GMOs should be a lesson to all environmentalists. A must-read for anyone who cares about our future." - Simon Singh, popular science writer and author of The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

"In short, Mark Lynas is a saint." - Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

About the Author

Mark Lynas is a journalist, campaigner and broadcast commentator on environmental issues. He is a contributor to the New Statesman, Ecologist, Granta and Geographical magazines, and the Guardian and Observer in the UK. He lives in Oxford, England.

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  • Item Weight : 15.4 ounces
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1472946987
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1472946980
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Sigma (June 26, 2018)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.64 x 1.13 x 8.83 inches
  • Language: : English
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Mr. J. G. Halstead
5.0 out of 5 stars not what you might expect
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