Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food
Author: Veslemøy Andersen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN 10: 012817241X
ISBN 13: 9780128172414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food Book Review:

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions explains the technologies used in these processes so they can be understood by those in general public health, scientific organizations, politicians and opinion makers/policymakers. The facts presented include a massive amount of scientific evidence that these technologies are safe and can be beneficial. Because the world is facing a future with an increasing number of people, new technologies are needed to ensure enough safe and healthy food, thus technologies that have the potential to dramatically increase the availability of safe and healthy food should be welcomed by everybody. Includes references to science based research on GMOs Explains the technologies in a clear way that can be understood by the general public Includes a massive amount of scientific evidence that these technologies are safe and can be beneficial

Allergy Alert Cookbook The World s Best from East to West

Allergy Alert Cookbook   The World s Best from East to West
Author: Rosita Blanka
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-10-28
ISBN 10: 1412216516
ISBN 13: 9781412216517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allergy Alert Cookbook The World s Best from East to West Book Review:

What you will learn in this cookbook? How does it differ from other ones? When I had severe MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) and food allergies (they often come together), I learned about which foods I could eat safely. This book contains recipes made only with these safe foods. You will own over 320 recipes tailored to your needs: * They are not complicated, not time and money consuming and do not require any hunting for extraordinary ingredients. You won't be lost in many words reading them. * You will be given recipes with kamut, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, barely and amaranth as alternatives for the allergenic wheat. * You will find a recipe for baking powder and egg substitute. You will learn which type of eggs may be safe to eat. * As an alternative for allergenic pork, chicken, beef and shellfish, you will find scrumptious recipes for lamb and a few kinds of fish that nobody is allergic to. * You will be happy to learn of dishes and drinks made from goat's milk and cheese, which test good for people on the strictest MCS diets. * For sweeteners, you will use healthy non-allergenic maple syrup, and later, honey. According to Dr. D G. Williams, sugar is slow suicide . * While other allergy cookbooks offer recipes with unhealthy margarine and oils (because the authors so not have a clue about their potential harmfulness), you will use healthy, absolutely non-allergenic virgin olive oil. * You will still be enjoying corn. That is - blue corn - as a replacement for the genetically modified (GM) corn. * You will learn about the hazards of GM foods on the market today, which of them you might already be buying, and which are being prepared for the market. * You will find out by simple inexpensive test which food you can tolerate, which foods strengthen you and which ones are poisonous to your body. * You will learn about a recent major medical discovery on page 61. Forward Do you own a whole row of cookbook, and yet, you do not know what to cook? I found myself in this situation a few years ago. I was seriously ill and on a very restrictive diet. I was allergic to most foods and all chemicals. I went through an impressive row of my cookbooks, but found only a few recipes in each cookbook, that I could use. Why store something I did not need? I took my scissors and went to work. I cut out few recipes from each book which could modified for for my diet. Except for my cookbook: Roister Blanka's Bohemian Recipe Collection, which I made earlier, the rest were discarded. For wheat I substituted healthy kamut, barely, amaranth, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and rice. I have replaced cow's milk products with goat's milk products (No mad goat's disease yet!) For sweeteners, I used maple syrup and honey. For meats I used fish and lamb. I found substitutes for eggs and baking powder. My second cookbook for the sick times was born! Why was I, together with an increasing amount of people, so allergic? I thought, for the first time in my life, about the tons of chemicals which are being dumped into the air, water and food. I thought about pesticides cleaning supplies, detergent and personal care items I was using. They were full of toxic chemicals. I identified the last straw that broke the camels back . It was a tiny leak of gas in our house and mold. I subscribed to Our Toxic Times . I immersed myself in deep studies on the subject. Instead of products with chemicals, I started to use natural products. I started to flee from any chemical scents. It took no longer to identify the other reasons for my allergies. More and more of our food is being genetically engineered. It contains anything from fish genes to human genes! The genetic engineers are playing a dangerous game with God's perfect creation. (Should we say- with the perfect creation of one unique couple: Brainless Mother Nature and Blind Force Father Evolution ?) For example: It is common knowledge, that the genetically modified Monsanto white skin potato is legally registered as a pesticide . It does kill potato bugs. People are eating pesticides without their knowledge! No wonder people get sicker and sicker! Unfortunately they are unaware of these facts. As if it would not be enough, the Monsanto scientists engineered this potato with a gene called The Terminator . This means that the potatoes would not sprout the next season and farmers would buy potatoes for planting from Monsanto again. This way, starting with potatoes, Monsanto could have complete control over our foods supplies. What will happen, when the Terminator spreads by pollination to other plants and to wild plants? Monsanto did not stop here. The article Monsanto's Genetically Modified Milk Ruled Unsafe by United Nations explains, why the European market will not except milk from the USA. They do not want anything to do with Monsanto's Round up Ready Beans either. The FDA ruled that GM foods are not to be labeled! (It is a public knowledge, that some of the high officials in the FDA used to work for Monsanto.) A flood of other GM foods are being prepared for our market. This is why people are increasingly allergic to foods! For example: Pollen from GM (genetically modified) Bt corn drifted into milkweed. It killed most of the feeding larvae of the Monarch butterfly. (The IMP PRACTICIONS, july 1999, Vol. 21 (7):(17). This Ohio study found that Bt treated crops provoke immune changes in crop pickers and handlers, indicative of developing allergies. Some fish are GM with human, cattle and rat's genes to increase their growth. Plants are getting antifreeze from flounder. Tobacco os GM with human genes to manufacture human blood clotting factors. GM corn, sold in Britain, contains an antibiotic resistance gene. It is so powerful, that it may degrade antibiotics in human stomach in 30 min. Scientists are trying to GM other species with human genetic traits, including human behavior. Transgenic animals, chimeras, are being born, sickly and suffering. Some mice are GM with the human AIDS virus in their genetic code. Should they escape and mate with other mice, AIDS would be out of control. You can not recall Gm crops. They contaminate the rest of the plants by pollination. It could create a famine. The book Farmageddon describes the dangers of modern agriculture. Another one, The Last Harvest, describes the genetic gamble that threatens to destroy American Agriculture. People are next. They are being cloned now. If this will not stop the sacredness of life will cease. What might happen? There might be clones for spare parts, babies nobody wants, a Superior race on one side, on the other, those who nobody wants to raise, to employ, to marry, to insure. Cloned soldiers and slaves might follow. Genetically engineered bioweapons, which could kill millions in a days, may be next. Read my book Calliope's Castle ISBN:1-4120-0955-3, www.trafford.com From all the information we are getting, we see that whatever foods are not GM, they are ruined by irradiation. The irradiation by nuclear waste have powerful friends in the food processing, nuclear industries and medical establishments. Also, the FDA is planning to remove all current labeling requirements for irradiated food. It is said that irradiation destroys much food value, live enzymes and vitamins. Irradiated foods have a long shelf life, because smart microbes and bugs won't touch such foods. Europeans are not kept in the dark either. Some refuse to buy irradiated food from the USA>Please, refuse to buy GMO and irradiated foods. Protest the removal of the labeling requirement. Voice the facts, that in people with severe allergies eating GM food can trigger fatal allergic responses. Contact: The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods P.O.B. 55699 Seattle, W

Safe Foods

Safe Foods
Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-10-05
ISBN 10: 110121015X
ISBN 13: 9781101210154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe Foods Book Review:

An A-to-Z guide to the most wholesome foods for you and your family! Get the facts about food additives, pesticides, foodborne pathogens, genetically engineered foods, irradiated foods, antibiotics and hormones, mad cow disease, trans fats, and much more! It seems that every day, food producers, government agencies, and the media make confusing, contradictory claims about which foods are safe and which are dangerous. Organized in quick-reference format, Safe Foods will help you separate the hype from the truth, find safe, healthy foods for your family, and answer some of today’s most burning questions: · Are organic fruits and vegetables actually better—and are they worth the extra expense? · If irradiating meat is safe, why have so many other countries banned it? · What do experts really know about the safety of genetically engineered foods? · How concerned should I be about the hormones, steroids, and antibiotics in my child’s diet? Take Safe Foods with you the next time you go to the supermarket—and let it do the shopping for you.

Three Essays on the Effect of Information on Product Valuation

Three Essays on the Effect of Information on Product Valuation
Author: Robert George Brummett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:610032669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Essays on the Effect of Information on Product Valuation Book Review:

Benefits and consequences of controversial products are debated in the public arena for the protection of consumers and to evaluate the market decisions made by industry and government. The food industry continues to develop new foods as well as processes to bring food to the market. Some of these processes bring to issue the safety of the products or the impact on the market, workers, or environment. Such controversial products or processes include BSE (mad cow disease), genetically modified organisms (GMO), antibiotics, pesticides, carbon monoxide modified atmosphere packaging, and food irradiation. This thesis sets out with the objective of understanding, developing, and utilizing methodologies similar to those used in other contingent valuation studies to evaluate how consumers are influenced by varying information using food irradiation as a focus subject. Food irradiation is a technological food process that continues to be debated and much information favoring and opposing it is readily available to the public, making it a suitable subject about which to study information effects and consumer acceptance. To accomplish this objective, consumers were surveyed in grocery stores in the state of Texas during the spring of 2006. As irradiated foods are not currently widely available, a hypothetical product, irradiated mangoes, was used to elicit information from survey participants. The survey was comprised of two parts. First general information regarding consumer knowledge and trust of food irradiation as well as willingness to pay (WTP) was collected. Second, varying information regarding food irradiation (positive, negative, or mixed) was presented and questioning was reaccomplished. Evaluation of the survey data was made in three papers, each comprising its own chapter in this thesis. The first paper evaluates consumers0́9 initial trust and knowledge of food irradiation and how these factors interact with information in changing WTP. The second paper assesses responses for a 0́cheap talk0́+ effect. Cheap talk is informing consumers of the existence of hypothetical bias in studies of this type with the goal being to reduce this bias to real life response equivalence. The third paper evaluates not only WTP, but also how consumer trust is affected by varying forms of information.

Food Labelling

Food Labelling
Author: J Ralph Blanchfield
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780849308529
ISBN 13: 0849308526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Labelling Book Review:

Food Labelling is the only comprehensive text on the labelling of food products. With contributions from leading European and American experts in the field, it provides a clear and authoritative guide both to key legislation in the European Union and the United States, and to good international practice in such areas as traceability and instructions for storage and use. You get information on: Key issues in food labelling and the range of legislation in the European Union and the United States Declaration of ingredients and additives, durability indication, nutrition information, nutrition and health claims International practice in design such as multi-language requirements Labelling for allergens, genetically-modified foods and ingredients, and irradiated foods and ingredients Determining shelf-life for labelling The last decade has seen new labelling needs. The advent of genetically modified foods and irradiated foods has necessitated the development of new labelling provisions to facilitate informed consumer choice. The belated recognition by legislators and industry that food allergy can be life threatening, and is a major food safety issue, has led to the need for label warnings about the presence of major food allergens. Food Labelling covers all these issues and more.

The Philosophy of Food

The Philosophy of Food
Author: David M. Kaplan
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-01-07
ISBN 10: 0520269330
ISBN 13: 9780520269330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Food Book Review:

This book explores food from a philosophical perspective, bringing together leading philosophers to consider the most basic questions about food. Each essay analyses many contemporary debates in food studies. Slow Food, sustainability, food safety, and politics, and addresses such issues as happy meat, aquaculture, veganism, and table manners.

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004-07-08
ISBN 10: 9780309166157
ISBN 13: 0309166152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods Book Review:

Assists policymakers in evaluating the appropriate scientific methods for detecting unintended changes in food and assessing the potential for adverse health effects from genetically modified products. In this book, the committee recommended that greater scrutiny should be given to foods containing new compounds or unusual amounts of naturally occurring substances, regardless of the method used to create them. The book offers a framework to guide federal agencies in selecting the route of safety assessment. It identifies and recommends several pre- and post-market approaches to guide the assessment of unintended compositional changes that could result from genetically modified foods and research avenues to fill the knowledge gaps.

Nutrition

Nutrition
Author: Sharon K. Zoumbaris
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2009-07-23
ISBN 10: 031334986X
ISBN 13: 9780313349867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition Book Review:

Despite the abundance of advice on food and diet, more Americans are obese than ever before, diabetes rates are skyrocketing, and more foods are recalled due to contamination. It is high-time for non-biased answers to the question of what is healthy and safe to eat. Nutrition provides those answers. The book explains basic guidelines for healthy eating, along with the government's role in nutrition. It examines the issues of food safety and technology and the debates about genetically modified foods, organic foods, and vegetarian dining. Food bans, such as those on transfats are discussed, as are vitamins and supplements. After tracing the history of the study of nutrition and identifying principal researchers, the book examines seven major controversies in nutrition today. This basic guide to healthy eating will give both students and adults the tools they need to choose a diet that is healthy and safe.

Food Labelling

Food Labelling
Author: J R Blanchfield
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2000-07-25
ISBN 10: 1855736365
ISBN 13: 9781855736368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Labelling Book Review:

J Ralph Blanchfield has brought together a distinguished panel of European and American experts from industry and academia. Together they provide a comprehensive guide to producing labelling that complies with existing legislation and satisfies the needs of all interested parties. Food labelling also provides a valuable insight into possible future developments. The book deals with each aspect of food labelling from the EU and USA perspectives in turn. The legislative requirements for both are fully examined in sections written by experts from the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the US Food and Drug Administration respectively. There are chapters on major themes including the declaration of ingredients and additives, durability indication, nutrition information and nutrition and health claims. Readers will find answers to the questions raise by the issues of Genetically Modified and irradiated foods and ingredients, as well as guides to good international practice in design, multi-lingual requirements, shelf-life issues, traceability and instructions for storage and use. Food labelling is an invaluable guide for food processors, those concerned with food law and regulation, and all those involved in selling food products in the European Union, United States and throughout the rest of the world. Current legislation on the labelling of food products in the EU and US Full coverage of US and EU labelling regulations in a single source Controversial issue of labelling genetically modified and irradiated ingredients and foods

Food Safety Evaluation

Food Safety Evaluation
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037451104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Evaluation Book Review:

This Workshop was established primarily to address the question of what strategies can be used to establish the safety of food produced by biotechnology if there is no acceptable counterpart for comparison. Workshop presentations discussed the construction of safe recombinant wine yeast strains; safety approaches to pure culture fermentation of vegetables; food safety assessment of transgenic insect-resistant Bt tomatoes; evaluation of toxicological studies on Flavr Savr tomato; safety evaluation of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans; food safety evaluation of a transgenic squash; evaluation of strategies for food safety assessment of genetically modified agricultural products; limitations of whole food feeding studies in food safety assessment; toxicological testing of novel foods; dietary assessment related to the safety evaluation of foods; the role of databases; the use of in vivo and in vitro models in the testing of microorganisms; the application of human-type diets in rodent feeding studies for the safety evaluation of novel foods; investigations of the allergenicity of Brazil nut 2S seed storage protein in transgenic soybean; U.S. EPA considerations for mammalian health effects presented by transgenic plant pesticides; etc.

Iowa Dietitians Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of New Food Technologies

Iowa Dietitians  Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of New Food Technologies
Author: Seung Hee Wie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:36326329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Loving GM

Loving GM
Author: Kim Berquist
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN 10: 0595305326
ISBN 13: 9780595305322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving GM Book Review:

Genetic Modification-the end of the world as we know it! This is the burning phrase that's written on a paper that falls from the hands of a dieing man, and is picked up by young, inquisitive Aurora Evans. While our heroine is rebuilding her life after the death of her fiancé, she uncovers sinister happenings at the company where she works-threats, hate mail, a murder attempt-and she believes it's all because of the unbridled greed that surrounds the genetically modified foods industry, a deadly new industry. Sexy French-American, Gerard Marques unites with his colleague to expose the conspirator, but he gets something he didn't bargain for-he falls madly in love with Aurora. Together, they struggle to become vulnerable to love.

Food Chemistry

Food Chemistry
Author: David E. Newton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 143810975X
ISBN 13: 9781438109756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Chemistry Book Review:

Finding new, safe ways to consume food has become complicated as people become more health conscious about the foods they put into their bodies. This work offers information on the field of altering foods for human consumption. It describes the differences between synthetic, engineered, irradiated, and organic foods.

Food Control and Biosecurity

Food Control and Biosecurity
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina Maria Holban
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0128114975
ISBN 13: 9780128114971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Control and Biosecurity Book Review:

Food Control and Biosecurity, Volume Sixteen, the latest release in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, is an essential resource for anyone in the food industry who needs to understand safety and quality control to prevent or reduce the spread of foodborne diseases. The book covers information from exporter to transporter, importer and retailer, and offers valuable tools to measure food quality while also addressing government standards and regulations for food production, processing and consumption. The book presents cutting-edge methods for detecting hazardous compounds within foods, including carcinogenic chemicals. Other related topics addressing food insecurity and food defense are also discussed. Identifies the latest import/export regulations related to food control and biosecurity Provides detection and analysis methods to ensure a safe food supply Presents risk assessment tools and prevention strategies for food safety and process control

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops
Author: Pardeep Singh,Anwesha Borthakur,Aditya Abha Singh,Ajay Kumar,Kshitij K. Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 0128209453
ISBN 13: 9780128209455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops Book Review:

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23 chapters. Beginning with the discussion of the policies related to GM crops, the book dives deep into issues related to food insecurity, agricultural sustainability, food safety, and environmental risks. Section 5 also captures the recent advances in agricultural biotechnology encompassing research trends, the nano-biotech approach to plant genetic engineering, and other transformation techniques in crop development. The contributors of the book represent different backgrounds, providing a holistic overview of diverse approaches and perspectives. Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective is a valuable resource for researchers in agricultural policy and economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development, and NGOs. Discusses ethics, varieties, research trends, success, and challenges of genetic modification Addresses both crop production and potential health impacts Includes extensive theoretical research and studies

Ethical Tensions from New Technology

Ethical Tensions from New Technology
Author: Harvey S James Jr
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2018-08-20
ISBN 10: 1786394642
ISBN 13: 9781786394644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Tensions from New Technology Book Review:

The introduction of new technologies can be controversial, especially when they create ethical tensions as well as winners and losers among stakeholders and interest groups. While ethical tensions resulting from the genetic modification of crops and plants and their supportive gene technologies have been apparent for decades, persistent challenges remain. This book explores the contemporary nature, type, extent and implications of ethical tensions resulting from agricultural biotechnology specifically and technology generally. There are four main arenas of ethical tensions: public opinion, policy and regulation, technology as solutions to problems, and older versus new technologies. Contributions focus on one or more of these arenas by identifying the ethical tensions technology creates and articulating emerging fault lines and, where possible, viable solutions. Key features include focusing on contemporary challenges created by new and emerging technologies, especially agricultural biotechnology. Identifying a unique perspective by considering the problem of ethical tensions created or enhanced by new technologies. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective by including perspectives from sociologists, economists, philosophers and other social scientists. This book will be of interest to academics in agricultural economics, sociology and philosophy and policymakers concerned with introducing new technology into agriculture.

The Food Safety Information Handbook

The Food Safety Information Handbook
Author: Cynthia A. Roberts
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781573563055
ISBN 13: 1573563056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Food Safety Information Handbook Book Review:

Outbreaks of E. Coli and Salmonella from eating tainted meat or chicken and Mad Cow Disease have consumers and the media focused on food safety-related topics. This handbook aimed at students as well as consumers is an excellent starting point for locating both print and electronic resources with timely information about food safety issues, organizations and associations, and careers in the field.

You Can Beat Lung Cancer

You Can Beat Lung Cancer
Author: Carl O. Helvie
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2012-10-29
ISBN 10: 178099284X
ISBN 13: 9781780992846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can Beat Lung Cancer Book Review:

Can you overcome lung cancer without harsh chemicals, surgery and debilitation? Are alternative interventions effective? Why do conventional physicians not use them? Can you prevent cancer recurrences and live into old age without chronic diseases and prescribed medications? This book answers these and other questions. This is one of the most comprehensive books available on alternative treatments for lung cancer. It explains the treatments used successfully by a health professional/cancer survivor of 36 years and by some of the leading medical and health practitioners currently in the field. G. Edward Griffin, Author of World Without Cancer, The Politics of Cancer Therapy, and other books and films. Recipient of the Telly Award for Excellence in Television Production. President of American Media.

Food Labelling

Food Labelling
Author: Ragnhild Kjelkevik
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 99
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789289302432
ISBN 13: 9289302437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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GMO Food A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

GMO Food  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition
Author: David E. Newton
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN 10: 1440877777
ISBN 13: 9781440877773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GMO Food A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition Book Review:

GMO Food: A Reference Handbook offers an in-depth discussion of genetically modified food. It discusses the history of, opposition to, regulation of, and labeling of genetic modifications, along with the potential benefits and harm involved. GMO Food: A Reference Handbook is intended to serve as a research guide for young adults in high school and beyond. Students at all grade levels should be able to use the book as an introduction to the history of genetic engineering of organisms and the use of this technology for the development of new forms of crops and foods. They will learn briefly about historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding) and, in more detail, how discoveries since the late nineteenth century have greatly changed the process of plant and animal modification. These discoveries include important steps forward in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and related fields. They will also learn about the variety of social, political, philosophical, economic, and other issues that have arisen alongside these scientific advances, as well as about some of the laws, regulations, and other solutions that have been developed for dealing with the range of attitudes about genetically modified foods. The second edition covers developments since 2014. Provides readers with the basic background they need about genetically modified foods in order to understand current issues Includes additional readings, a comprehensive chronology, a glossary, and other features to aid students' understanding of current issues and guide them in designing and conducting their own research Offers ideas for additional research from a list of important individuals and organizations Rounds out the author's expertise in perspectives essays that show readers a diversity of viewpoints