Modified

GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100116413
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101914557
Narrator/s: Caitlin Shetterly
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time-GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. *One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2016* "More so than definitive answers, the questions that Shetterly advances are a persuasive reminder of how important the continued fight for true transparency in the food industry is."-Goop GMO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. We are often completely unaware of their presence. Caitlin Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way. Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family's daily existence changed forever. An expansion of Shetterly's viral Elle article "The Bad Seed," Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter-from the cornfields of Nebraska to the beekeeping conventions in Brussels-to shine a light on the people, the science, and the corporations behind the food we serve ourselves and our families every day. Deeper than an expose, and written by a mother and journalist whose journey had no agenda other than to understand the nuance and confusion behind GMOs, Modified is a rare breed of book that will at once make you weep at the majestic beauty of our Great Plains and force you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters currently infiltrating our food and our land and threatening our future.

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Author(s): Caitlin Shetterly
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2016

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Author(s): Caitlin Shetterly
Product Number EB00638080
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9780698160224

Professional reviews

"Caitlin Shetterly still doesn't know what caused her debilitating illness, but she found her symptoms lifted by a corn-free, all-natural diet. The author's travels to track down the possible effects of genetically modified crops took her to the U.S. Midwest and to Germany. As she narrates her own story, Shetterly conjures vivid images of a windy day in Nebraska or the fresh veggies she eats. These images are the backdrop for interviews on unsuccessful efforts to regulate modified foods, the declining bee population, and possible contamination from wandering DNA. Shetterly's travelogue through the world of GMOs, which started with an ELLE article, seeks to encourage listeners to reconsider the foods they eat. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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