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The Resource Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet, McKay Jenkins

Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet, McKay Jenkins

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Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet
Title
Food fight
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GMOs and the future of the American diet
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McKay Jenkins
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eng
Summary
In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are GMO-free, and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be sustainable. The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal."
Summary
The noted environmental journalist and author of ContamiNation examines the rise of GMOs and offers a fresh, nuanced, and informative look at how they’re shaping our food system—for better and for worse
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10550837
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DLC
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1963-
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Jenkins, McKay
Dewey number
631.5/233
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Transgenic plants
  • Crops
  • Crops
  • Transgenic plants
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adult
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GMOs and the future of the American diet
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Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet, McKay Jenkins
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn953842938
Extent
322 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781594634604
Lccn
2016054194
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953842938
Label
Food fight : GMOs and the future of the American diet, McKay Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953842938
Extent
322 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781594634604
Lccn
2016054194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953842938

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