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This review is from: Genetic Roulette (Hardcover)
This is a highly informative text book.It is not in any way a "reading" book but once you get used to the style of the text and layout the underlying story is, indeed, fascinating. There is a lot of extensively referenced information from the global scientific community which lends much credibility to Mr Smith's arguments. The book lays out the how-its-all-done facts from the technical aspects of genetic modification to the political manouvering and scientific-funding-by big-business agenda. Who pulls the strings behind the scenes and how issues can be correctly, but often misleadingly, presented by biased interests.
Genetic Roulette is a reference book you dip into from time to time. Some of the scientific information is highly technical and if you are not a scientist it can take some time to absorb but it is not too difficult to do so. The principles are generally pretty clear.
If you are interested in the facts behind the media's portrayal of GM food production then this is certainly worth a read but do be warned - it is not a cosy read but more of an academic (although very pertinent and understandable) study for any purchaser. I actually enjoyed it once I got used to the semi-lecture style and found the information it generated very useful.