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Don't Worry - It's Safe to Eat: The True Story of GM Food, BSE and Foot and Mouth

By: Andrew Rowell

268 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142030 | ISBN: 1853839329
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Exposes the hidden links between scientists, corporations and HM Government that have warped policy on 3 potent issues: genetic engineering, BSE and Foot and Mouth disease. As Britain decides whether to become a GM Nation or go GM Free, the book exposes the myth of the GM revolution and asks searching questions about the safety of GM food. It details how the regulations on GM that are meant to protect us are inadequate and flawed.
'All you need to know to be effective in resisting the might of the global agri-business machine.' Tony Juniper, Friends of the Earth.

'A brilliant expose of the dangerously cosy relations between the regulators and the regulated.' The Ecologist It's so readable as to be unputdownable.' GM Watch 'An eye-opening book.' Scientific and Medical Network Research 'Rowell's title could hardly have been more ironic. his survey of the state of our eating will have choking on your steak and chips.' The Scotsman '...anyone interested in the sources and the safety of their food will find it engrossing and disturbing.' BBC Wildlife 'Don't Worry, It's Safe To Eat is as relevatory as it is common senseical and the perfect antidote to government and industry toxic spin. It will open the eyes of the sleepy and give those who are awake a clear insight into the food industry meltdown and how it could be reversed.' GM Watch 'The book is very detailed in parts... A good, informative read.' The Social Crediter 'As a book intended to spark an honest debate about food safety and the future of science, it certainly deserves admiration.' Landwards 'Considerable detail' FUTURE SURVEY, Feb 2004 'a compelling read' The New Agriculturalist


Introduction - Safe to Eat - Treated with Derision - Silent Spread - Hot Potato - The 'Star Chamber' - Stars in their Eyes - Immoral Maize - Science for Sale - Whitehall Whitewash - Towards Safe Food and Public Interest Science - Bibliography, Index

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Andrew Rowell is a leading investigative journalist on environmental and food-related issues, social justice and globalization. He writes regularly for The Big Issue, The Guardian and other UK and international newspapers and magazines

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