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The Great Food Gamble: A Devastating Indictment of What we are Doing to our Food and How it Affects our Health

By: John Humphrys

306 pages, no illustrations

Hodder & Stoughton

Paperback | Jan 2002 | #138729 | ISBN: 0340770465
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Paperback | Dec 2001 | #120479 | ISBN: 0340770457
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About this book

BBC broadcaster Humphrys asks whether, by consuming genetically-modified foods, we are putting our health at risk and betraying our children by squandering our rich agricultural heritage. He looks at the growth of factory farming over the past fifty years and at how successive governments have turned a blind eye to its devastating effects.

1 'Compelling' Observer 2 'Thought-provoking, well-researched' Fordyce Maxwell, Scotsman 3 'Incisive and readable' Mick Hume, The Times 4 'Humphrys's level-headedness makes the arguments all the more powerful' Paul Heiney, The Sunday Times 5 'This could be the best diet book ever written' The Sunday Times 6 'Without being sentimental, it is a passionate discourse... well-written and accessible. My only concern is that its message is likely to be ignored where it matters most.' Tim Lang, Independent

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In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys has reported from all over the world for the BBC and presented its frontline news programmes on both radio and television. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Wales and London.

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