By Lisa H. Weasel
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More than ten years in the past, the 1st genetically transformed meals took their position at the cabinets of yank supermarkets. yet whereas American shoppers remained blissfully unconcerned with the recent items that by surprise crammed their kitchens, Europeans have been even more cautious of those “Frankenfoods.” while famine struck Africa in 2002, numerous international locations refused shipments of genetically transformed meals, fueling an argument that positioned the problem at the world's political time table for good.
In nutrition Fray, esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel brings readers into the guts of this debate, taking pictures the real-life stories of the scientists, farmers, policymakers and grassroots activists at the entrance strains. the following she combines good clinical wisdom and a gripping narrative to inform the genuine tale at the back of the headlines and the hype. Seminal and state-of-the-art, foodstuff Fray enlightens and informs and should let readers to make up their very own minds approximately probably the most vital matters dealing with us today.
“A riveting and traumatic truth fee, nutrients Fray is an important reminder that it's time to learn, no longer passive. Weasel's is a compelling voice maintaining that the need to grasp extra approximately GM meals sooner than consuming them and to allay matters approximately protection and environmental affects, isn't in any respect anti-science. It's a decidedly pro-human stance.” -- The Miami Herald
“Dr. Weasel masterfully navigates the advanced and multi-faceted background of the storied GM debate, giving equivalent therapy to many of the aspects and eventually entrusting the readers to come back to their very own conclusions. the outcome is needed analyzing for a person all for GM applied sciences, previous, current and future.”
-- Common flooring Magazine
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Extra info for Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food
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Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food by Lisa H. Weasel