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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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. People looking for knowledge, not reinforcement of current opinions. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A handful of corporate “life science” giants, such as Monsanto, are pitted against a worldwide network of anticorporate ecowarriors like Greenpeace.

Apomixis could be of tremendous benefit to seed companies; it could also help the world’s farmers, especially those in undeveloped countries. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Public discourse is polarized with scaremongering on one side and arrogance on the other, and it is difficult for the nonspecialist to arrive at an informed opinion.

In developed countries during the last half of the twentieth century, the average crop yields of wheat, corn, and rice doubled or tripled, the number of tractors in the world rose from seven million to twenty-eight million, and the average annual yield of a milking cow in France increased from fewer than two thousand liters to more than five thousand.

The land is where any nation cares for its economic, social, and environmental health, the place where ecosystems, biodiversity, and water quality are nurtured.

After his death, all his personal and scientific papers were burned, possibly by a rival monk, in a huge bonfire in the monastery courtyard where his greenhouse had once stood. If you’re American, yes. Corporations leading the genetically modified side indicate that these products offer a new survival against frost, drought, pest, and plague.


To write a book this way I found the lack of organization in monsabto book its greatest downfall. Worst of iinc, the antibiotech forces say, a single food conglomerate could end up telling us what to eat. If the keys to the creation of the new miracle plants — plants that defy pests, or grow well despite droughts or floods, or produce wonder fruits that serve as medicines as well as food — are locked mosanto in the safe of agribusiness, it’s hard to see how poor nations will reap the benefits.

The only Difference is that with GMO’s, is that you cannot control what the gene player will play because there no real control.

Food, Inc. : Mendel to Monsanto–the promises and perils of the biotech harvest

I learned a lot about it’s history and where we’ll go from here. See and discover other items: Peter Pringle is a veteran British foreign correspondent. Mendel to Monsanto – the promises and perils of the biotech harvest Food, Inc.: Jan 09, Amanda marked it as to-read Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics. Showing of 15 reviews. This book will have you asking the planet to stop spinning for a minute so you can get off.

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Yet anti-biotech forces do not emerge intact from the book. Are we throwing away our heritage of biodiversity?

He explains different scenarios involving these genetically modified foods from around the world to truly give insight into the industry. Swarms of John Deere tractors started plowing up the American Midwest and any foreign field where farmers or nations were rich enough to purchase the machines.

Sep monsabto, Nick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. But alas, that is not the world we live in. I’m interested to see how and if they handle the same key events and issues differently.


Like the way big corporations have exploited poor farmer’s from underdeveloped countries and how GM foods affect the economy of third world countries. What have follow up studies mendell I thought it was very helpful in clearing up questions that may arise involving genetically-modified foods. I don’t understand why I thought it was dull and put is aside when I started reading it a few years ago.

He would mendrl seed from his harvest, as farmers once did.

Food, Inc.

It could create new allergies, upset ecosystems, destroy biodiversity, and produce uncontrollable mutations. This book isn’t as extensive or well researched as “The World A The author presents an “unbiased” discussion of genetically modified crops. Despite or perhaps because of his unbiased opinion there is much in here that should concern the public about the safety of GM crops, although the author still holds out hope that GM crops can help feed the world. The chemical company that sold powerful, all-embracing new weed killers now also sold seeds that grew into plants especially designed to resist those herbicides.

I hope I never meet the author for he must be the most boring person alive. Triumph of the City: Read reviews that mention crops pringle biotech gmo sides debate monsanto science view covers events facts important possible.

A widely published journalist, Pringle Those Are Real Bullets paints a troubling picture of the world’s food supply. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The evidence i have of this is a quote from the text. Instead the biographies of individual often colourful campaigners are covered.

It could create new allergies, upset ecosystems, destroy biodiversity, and produce uncontrollable mutations. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.