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How to Avoid GM Food : Hundreds of Brands, Products and Ingredients to Avoid Paperback – 8 Apr 1999

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (8 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841151874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841151878
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 11.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 972,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First we had the unnatural practice of feeding recycled animal remains to herbivores--cows, sheep and pigs--which gave us BSE and its human equivalent CJD. Now we have genetic modification techniques which enable scientists to isolate and identify a gene that produces a desired characteristic, copy it, then insert it into another species. According to Joanna Blythman this could pose a more hazardous risks than BSE.

So for all those consumers who want to know the what, why, when and how about genetically modified (GM) foods look no further as this book has the answers for you. This step-by-step guide provides informative material about why you might not want to eat GM foods, why you can't rely on labels, how to avoid GM foods plus lots more.

This book is well-written and educates the consumer on how to avoid GM foods when shopping, listing specific supermarkets and food companies which are involved in the manufacture of these products. It also gives the consumer advice on how to take action to let supermarkets and politicians know how they feel on the subject. The book is a pocket-sized paperback volume which makes it light and easy to carry around--for example while out shopping.

Readers unfamiliar with certain scientific terms may find parts of this book initially difficult to understand, but it is worth persevering as the various sections become self-explanatory and ultimately straightforward.


The first, groundbreaking book, by Britain's foremost food commentator, Joanna Blythman, to tell you all you need to know about genetically modified food and how to avoid it -- from bread to supermarket cook-chill suppers. The development of GM foods is giving rise to the most important debate there has ever been over the way our food is produced. With thousands of GM foods in the pipeline, everyone needs to be aware of the implications and be able to make informed choices. In the first book to be published on GM foods, the country's leading expert on food issues, Joanna Blythman, gives much needed information and advice on gene foods and tells you everything you need to know to shop defensively. She gives a general strategy for identifying and avoiding gene foods when you shop and, after exhaustive original research, lists, brand by brand, gene products. This includes everything from baby foods to drinks to toothpaste and vitamin supplements.

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