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Is That Fish in Your Tomato?: The Fact and Fiction of GM Foods

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By: Rebecca Nesbit(Author)

310 pages, b/w illustrations

Ockham Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2017 | #236693 | ISBN-13: 9781910780169
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About this book

What is genetic modification? What does it truly mean for us and the world around us? What are the risks and benefits? And, what's more, how does it even work?

The facts about GM are few and far between, but opinions from both sides of the debate are vocal and overpowering. Is that Fish in your Tomato? is a beacon through the noise, explaining the origins and science behind GM, the environmental uncertainties and the public health concerns which have opponents worried.

No stone is left unturned in Nesbit's quest to explore the fact and fiction of genetic modification. In the process, she has created the quintessential, scientifically-informed guide to understanding the subject.


Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Birth of the 'Frankenfood' Debate
Chapter 3 - The 21st Century
Chapter 4 - How to Genetically Modify a Plant
Chapter 5 - Insect Resistance
Chapter 6 - Herbicide Tolerance
Chapter 7 - More Food, Fewer Inputs
Chapter 8 - GM Animals
Chapter 9 - 'Superfoods' and Enhanced Nutrition
Chapter 10 - More Than Just Food
Chapter 11 - Coexistence
Chapter 12 - Human Health
Chapter 13 - Patenting Life
Chapter 14 - Corporate Control
Chapter 15 - Regulations
Chapter 16 - The Right to Choose
Chapter 17 - GM in the Developing World
Chapter 18 - Do We Need to Grow More Food?
Chapter 19 - The Latest Innovation in a Broken System?
Chapter 20 - Conclusion


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