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Food Fight - GMOs and the Future of the American Diet-logo

Food Fight - GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

Mckay Jenkins

Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are "GMO-free," and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate-scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be "sustainable." The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal. From the Hardcover edition.

Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are "GMO-free," and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate-scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be "sustainable." The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal. From the Hardcover edition.
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Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are "GMO-free," and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate-scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be "sustainable." The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:30