Top positive review
Light and balanced
on 31 January 2014
A good read covering an eclectic handful of relevant topics. Obesity, genetic modification and world hunger are all in there, but in a very light and balanced style. There's no heavy preaching of the author's own opinions, and there's no high level content to get bogged down in.
A topic is introduced, followed by a paragraph or two covering the research, then a round up of the scientific community's prevailing opinion (or lack of). Then a section break which I took as an invitation to take a minute to gather my thoughts and have a sip of tea before the next topic.
This book is intended to be read (and I recomend that you should) sat in an arm chair by those who like to know a little about everything, and want to take their information from a reputable publisher.
If you are intending to read this with a view to persue further reading on any of the topics covered, maybe don't bother, and skip straight to more in-depth literature. You will find this book doesn't give you enough detail.
The all important 'fifth star' would have been obtained if there was a fact per paragraph that could be used to impress friends with, because to be honest, that's why I read it. A solid four stars for intersting content.