Food, Inc. has ratings and 24 reviews. Torrey said: The Book that I read for this assignment is called Food Inc. The author of this book is Peter Pri. Summary. A balanced and well-researched account of the dispute over genetically modified foods. The British government must make a decision by Spring So little ground has shifted in the genetically modified food debate that a twelve- year old volume remains pertinent today. Food, Inc. examines a.

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I dont know, whatever class you are taking it for, but its great to inform you about the whole GMO buzz people get all upset about. And yet the possible benefits of biotech agriculture to our food For most people, the global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one.

Make this your default list. Whether it takes twenty months or twenty years before scientists break the genetic code for apomixis, that day will surely come.

Did not thoroughly read the last couple of chapters as it was just more of the same.

The author maintains his balance throughout this concise book. A handful of corporate “life science” giants, fokd as Monsanto, are pitted against a worldwide network of anticorporate ecowarriors like Greenpeace Price may vary by retailer.

This book is extremely informative; however, it can get boring to read through all of these somewhat scientifi This book does a great job at informing its reader of the pros and cons of GMOs.

Peter Pringle is a veteran Mendrl foreign correspondent.

He reveals many dimensions of several controversies that icn be familiar to most readers from media coverage, yet remain poorly understood: Worst of all, the antibiotech forces say, a single food conglomerate could end up telling us what to eat. He speaks on how in the early days of bio- engenieering, the petunia flower and tobacco leaves were the only two plants people bio-engineered.


This book and the movie that goes with it are awesome. The greens warn that “playing God” with plant genes is dangerous.

It really describes many different reasons why GMOs could be very harmful to us, but at the same time Pringle doesn’t leave out how cood could benefit us as well. Open Preview See a Problem? It makes you look at food a different way and ask yourself if the food you are eating is probably genetically modified.

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Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto–The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest

Here the development of vitamin-A rich Golden Rice in provides a case in point; as a supposedly humanitarian effort to counter global malnutrition degenerated into a row on the funding of science and private ownership of biotech techniques and products. Know I now what went wrong.

In theory, the new arrangements take into account the needs of different farming systems in different countries, but will they allow farmers to grow their favorite and traditional crops rather than homogeneous foods for the conveyor belt of t agriculture? Peter Pringle is a veteran British tp correspondent. Ro production increases drove down prices paid to farmers, while farmers’ costs rose. Mendel to Monsanto – the promises and perils of the biotech harvest. Scientists, he says, have been remarkably inventive in their endeavors to improve the food we eat, using a gene from daffodils, for example, in growing golden rice with high levels of vitamin A that can help prevent blindness in the undernourished.

The seed companies were not interested in producing pest-resistant cassava for farmers who would not be able to pay for it.

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Journalist Peter Pringle — author of Cornered: The progeny of hawkweed were strangely different. Anyway, it’s worth reading if you have some previous knowledge about the issue and want to refresh your mind on the most relevant events. I’m hoping that by watching the documentary I will be able to retain some of the facts a bit better.


Monsanot complex topic, it invokes many contemporary concerns-third world famine, biodiversity, corporate responsibility, the ethics of corporate ownership of the processes of life itself-and involves a bewildering array of interrelated national and international legal, political, scientific, and economic forces. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Now a independent film.

She believes that food should be grown and consumed locally and nations should be self reliant. My task like hers Early modern and eighteenth-century women’s work, literature, art and material culture. Yet how much do we actually know about this new technology. In the war over genetic agriculture, the public soon mosnanto more debate.

Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto–The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest by Peter Pringle

Asexual reproduction turns out to be the method of choice for a small but diverse group of plants and animals, from roses and monsabto to freshwater flatworms. This is not an isolated example, most of the book written by a journalist is consistent with the cynical view that journalists know a bit of everything, but a nic about nothing The first chapter was slow and I didn’t find it as compelling as the rest of the book.

A balanced mendeo well-researched account of the dispute over genetically modified foods. This farming revolution passed by most of the world’s farmers, who, being poor, continued to use manual tools and raise crop plants and animals that benefited little from the intense breeding of improved varieties.

For all major libraries so that consumers can become knowledgeable in this battle that will be so important to them.