Shedding Light on Genetically Engineered Food

What You Don't Know About the Food You're Eating and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

by Beth Harrison



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/13/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9780595451807
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9780595693269

About the Book

The evidence is clear and overwhelming: genetically engineered food is big business, a profitable product on the global market, and as a $6.15 billion industry in 2006, its growth and corporate power are undeniable. Despite the United States government and biotechnology industry's assertion that genetically engineered food is harmless, Americans must question its safety. The truth is that genetically engineered food has never been tested for human consumption.

When genetically engineered food was introduced in America more than a decade ago, it was promoted as a solution to some of the world's food problems; however, the promised advantages have never been realized. Beth H. Harrison, PhD, explores why these crops do not benefit consumers, do not feed the world, do not help the environment, and are not rigorously regulated. Yet the government and the biotechnology industry expend questionable efforts to "educate" consumers, the media, and politicians with propaganda championing genetically engineered food as safe and necessary. Meanwhile, an unsuspecting public continues to be force-fed untested, unlabeled food that carries potential adverse health effects.

Harrison provides a convincing argument as to why American consumers must question the collusion between their government and the biotechnology industry: their health-and yours-depends on it.

About the Author

Beth H. Harrison, PhD, has been in public relations, marketing, and consulting and involved in the health field for more than twenty years. Her doctoral dissertation in natural health focused extensively on the politics and health risks of genetically engineered food. Visit her Web site at