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Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating [Paperback]

Jeffrey M. Smith
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Worldwide industry manipulation and political collusion, rather than sound science, have brought dangerous genetically engineered food into our daily diet. This text reveals that company research is rigged and that political and corporate bullying form the seedy background to the spread of GM crops.

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Yes! Books; 3rd printing edition (27 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972966587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972966580
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,957,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Seeds of Deception is a major event in informing the public about the safety or (more precisely the lack of it) of genetically modified foods, which are hailed to be one of the most important scientific developments of our age. In contrast to the bland assurances from official propaganda, the book lays bare the concerted machinations of the biotechnology industry, the media, politicians and the regulatory authorities, all united in their effort and using any means to allay the rightful concerns and fears of the public about this unpredictable and unsafe technology.' --Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D. Leading Expert on Safety Research conducted on GM Foods

Jeffrey Smith's lucid, informative and tightly argued exposé of genetically modified foods lays bare the blockbuster food safety issue of the 21st century. Although Americans slept as the biotech industry quietly kidnapped our food supply, Europe sent the miscreants - typified by Monsanto - packing. Mr. Smith presents a roadmap of insensitivity by America's food giants and a blueprint of action to stop them from wreaking further havoc. --James S. Turner, Author, The Chemical Feast

To get up to speed on the subject of genetically modified foods, there's no better book than Seeds of Deception. Jeffrey Smith deals with the science as well as the deception in a pleasing, sure-footed way. --Jim Diamond, M.D. Chair, Sierra Club Genetic Engineering Committee

About the Author

Jeffrey M. Smith has worked in the field of genetically modified (GM) foods for nearly a decade. In 1998 he ran for US Congress to raise public awareness of their health and environmental impacts. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

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5.0 out of 5 stars GM Foods - possible health risks. 2 Jun 2004
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This UK edition of Seeds of Deception has a foreword by Michael Meacher, who calls it a brilliant book and I can only agree, as it shines a light on the development of genetically modified crops (known as genetically engineered crops in the US) and their possible health risks to consumers. It is not a difficult book to read; Jeffrey Smith has taken a complex subject and managed to explain it to the reader in a very accessible way. I became concerned about GM foods because of allergies in my family; I now know that there may be far more than allergies to be concerned about. Each chapter takes a different aspect of the genetic modification of food, and each chapter has plenty of revelatory material. And in case you wonder why you are learning many of the facts in this book for the first time, Chapter 7 is titled 'Muscling the Media' and explains that 'it is no accident.'
Interspersed between each chapter is a short story of the wisdom of animals e.g. Wisdom of the Cows, Wisdom of the Geese. Given a choice between GM crops and non-GM crops, it seems that animals prefer the non-GM variety.
This is an important book for informing the public about this technology, and I highly recommend it to the reader.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GM Food Safety 17 Feb 2010
This is a highly readable and informative book, for anyone who has doubts about the safety of GM food this is essential reading. It leaves the reader in no doubt as to the reliability of the testing carried out on the safety of GM's, It really is a case of the wolf guarding the sheep. Governments throughout the world take the word of the GM companies that these foods are safe, any independent testing is either ignored or lost, highly thought of scientists are dismissed and discredited if they wont go along with the lies told by the multi national Agrochemical companies. Documents are spirited away if they show any doubt as to the research carried out by these companies. Much of the research is proven to be false, but goes unchallenged. This is not a complicated book to read, although it might give you a few sleepless nights. We highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about the food they eat and the environment they live in.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking 25 April 2012
I have seen Jeffrey Smith's video 'Seeds Of Deception' after which I decided to buy this book and explore in greater detail what is going on. I am shocked, absolutely stunned by the amount of deception, corruption and the rest of it that is taking place behind closed doors. I have never been the one to buy lightly into any old rubbish but ever since I started reading about GMOs I am coming across a mountain of scientific evidence that is just overwhelmingly proving for GMO not only to be unsafe but to be dangerous. What I find absolutely amazing is the level of ignorance in USA towards GMOs. Luckily, GMOs are banned in Europe but there isn't a shadow of a doubt on my mind that Monsanto and US government are plying their dirty trade in the background applying the pressure for GMOs to be legalized in Europe. Well, over my dead body. I read all reader's comments but they all lack one thing... 'what am I planning to do' section. We absolutely MUST stick together. I am writing emails to Sainsbury's telling them that I am refusing to buy product so and so as I am not convinced it is GMO free. I wrote a letter to Baxter's asking them to remove modified maze starch from their lobster bisque and guess what, they did. I am not saying that my letter made the difference but my letter was one of hundreds that made the difference. The difference in price between organic and non-organic produce is negligible but those extra few pennies can make all the difference in the world. We can make the difference, I am convinced of that. GMOs in USA have caused irreparable and irreversible damage to the countryside. Your guess is as good as mine as to what will be the consequences of that gamble in years to come. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seeds of Deception 17 Jan 2005
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This book provides factual evidence of how the biotech giants and governments (mainly US and UK), in pursuit of more and more financial gain, are trying to force this technology on to the public. It highlights what can only be described as thuggery and intimidation the methods which the biotech companies use to prevent any debate to scientifically discuss this technology, hiding evidence which point to the real dangers to human and animal health.
A highly recommended book which everyone who is concerned about retaining their choice to eat non-GMO food should read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book really is essential reading for everyone, it is very well written and really open's your eye's to what's going on in the world. It seem like Jeffery Smith is the only person who is really trying to inform us what's really happening now before to late.This book has been incredibly helpful to me and my family. Buy this book now you won't be disapointed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D 11 Jun 2012
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This book should be compulsory reading for everyone on the planet. The book explains how the biotech giant Monsanto threatens to destroy the agricultural biodiversity of our world to gain mass profit. It is well written and easy to read making it simple enough for the layperson to understand. It is obvious the company has absolutely no concern for human welfare, happily bypassing crucial safety checks in order to get their horrid toxic products onto the market without concern for the negative effects on human health.

Everyone needs to be made aware of ALL the facts on GM food. We can not take the 'experts' scripted assurances of safety as gospel. On one hand I found it really difficult to read this book as it made me extremely frustrated but on the other hand, we all need to know what's going on because it will affect us all. As previous reviewers have said, we need to spread the word. Not enough people are aware of what these biotech companies are getting away with and doing to our planet. I live in the UK where food labels are mandatory. I feel for those in the US where no such practice is in place. Before being elected Obama said he would bring in food labelling as "Americans have the right to know where there food comes from". Americans do have the right to know where their food comes from. What happened to your promise Obama? Where is the labelling? Spread the word......
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