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Author Hart, Kathleen.

Title Eating in the dark : America's experiment with genetically engineered food / Kathleen Hart
Edition First edition
Published New York : Pantheon Books, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  363.1929 Har/Eit  AVAILABLE
Description 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: The Food Experiment -- 1. Force-fed Consumers -- 2. Altered Staples -- 3. Pusztai's Potatoes -- 4. Who's Minding the Garden? -- 5. Gunpowder and Corn Embryos -- 6. Pesticide in a Spud -- 7. Sound Science, Sterile Seeds -- 8. Lethal Corn Pollen -- 9. Dying on the Vine -- 10. Global Food Fight -- 11. Seeds of Dispute -- 12. Golden Rice -- 13. StarLink and Tacos -- 14. Future Food Security
Summary "Most Americans Eat Genetically Modified food on a daily basis. Yet many of us are barely aware that we're eating something that has been altered; food labels do not include information on ingredients that have been genetically modified, and the subject has received surprisingly little media coverage." "Even as genetically engineered foods spread throughout America, most consumers abroad have refused to eat them. Opposition to genetically engineered food is now beginning to surface in the United States, where biotechnology is becoming a major issue for the new century."
"Eating in the Dark tells the story of how these new foods, most of which are engineered either to produce or to withstand heavy doses of pesticides, quietly entered America's food supply. Kathleen Hart explores the potential of this new technology to enhance nutrition and cut farmers' expenses. She also reveals the process by which regulatory agencies decided to allow the biotechnology industry to sell its products without first submitting them to thorough testing for possible long-term threats to consumer health and the environment."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Notes: p. 283-313
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-320) and index
Subject Genetically modified foods -- United States.
LC no. 2001058842
ISBN 0375420703