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Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food Hardcover – March 20, 2007

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"Whether you are part of the organic movement or just an interested member of the public, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food is a must-read on this vitally important issue. The scientists, food experts, farmers, and health professionals who have come together to produce this book do us all a real service." - Nell Newman, Newman's Own Organics

"Food activists describe genetically engineered foods as 'Frankenfood.' They say that by growing and eating them we are opening 'Pandora's Pantry.' What is the truth? Is this just overheated rhetoric, or are we taking potentially catastrophic risks? This new book by Andrew Kimbrell is wise, sane, and reliable. It will enable you to make informed and healthy choices. It;s the answer we've been needing." - John Robbins, author of Healthy at 100 and Diet for a New America

"In this important primer, Kimbrell explains the threats that GE foods pose to our health, our environment, and our farming communities. He reminds us that the everyday decisions we make about the food we eat have the power to change the world." - Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

"Andrew Kimbrell, America's Leading critic of genetically modified crops, has written a lively and comprehensive field guide to this treacherous new landscape that both citizens and consumers will find indispensable." - Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Botany of Desire

"The genetic manipulators are not merely messing with your food; they're messing with you, your children, your environment. Kimbrell's book and handy shopping guide gives you what you need to fight back. Digest this book...And go forth!" - Jim Hightower, populist, best-selling author, columnist, and radio commentator

"This book will be an invaluable resource to the American public in understanding the hazards of genetically engineered foods. Their informed choice to avoid these foods will have a positive impact on our farms, communities, and biodiversity worldwide." - Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and author of Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

* A how-to primer about the health risks of genetically engineered food, organic options, and how to fight the corporate agro-industrial takeover of the food we eat.

* A comprehensive reference guide to the hidden facts of genetically modified food.

* Deluxe hardcover edition includes Nell Newman’s Shopper’s Guide DVD.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions; Har/DVD/Bk edition (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932771522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932771527
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,122,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By T. Picchi on November 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Andrew Kimbrell, editor of the famed Fatal Harvest, has come out with a new book, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food. It is a very comprehensive guide as to how genetically engineered foods are impacting our everyday lives. As someone who cares about local agriculture and food safety issues, it is nice to finally see a book like this available for likeminded people who want to know more about GE. The book does a great job covering many different issues from personal health and the ecological impacts to the revolving door between policy makers and industry lobbyers and the future of farming. Kimbrell makes issues surrounding industrial agriculture and GE accessible and educational- I found the book incredibly user-friendly. It is a great book to pick up and read while you wait for the water to boil- the short sections and educational inserts don't require large blocks of time. Your Right to Know also makes a great, educational coffee table book for families and foodies alike- it's full of informative pictures, interesting facts, and inspirational quotes. I especially love the chapter that goes through the supermarket aisle by aisle, telling you the pitfalls and rules of thumb for how to avoid GE foods. It even comes with a handy pull-out Pocket Shoppers' Guide that you can take with you when you go shopping as a reminder. This book is a must for anybody who cares about the food they eat!
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This is by far my favorite book that best summarizes the issues. I love the pictures and I think it's great to pass along to friends and family without leaving them feeling over whelmed. I checked it out of the library and ended up purchasing it myself.
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. There are so many people who are completely clueless about the foods they're purchasing at the food chains these days. Times have changed from the way our food was back in the day. They where REAL. What disturbs me with the media is that they are continueously advertising for us to buy these products that we think are REAL FOODS. Could it be that they are not aware? Or is it all about the $$$?
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A good 'primer' on "Industrial greed, incompetence and criminal behavior".
Very informative. A real 'eye-opener'.
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