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Friday, August 31, 2012

Your Right to Know

More than half of America's processed grocery products—from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks—contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them.

Your Right to Know explains the issues and tells us what we know and don’t know about these foods, while providing guidance on how to find healthy and organic alternatives. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the very real dangers these altered foods present to our health, the environment, and farm communities.

All of the necessary tools to better understand this critical food issue are inside, including in-depth and easy to apply advice on:

— How to identify the foods in your supermarket that may contain GE ingredients
— Where the major food companies and supermarket chains stand on using GE crops
— GE-free and sustainable brands you should buy and where you can find them
— How you can become active in promoting a GE-free food supply

Under pressure from the chemical/biotechnology industry, our government has refused to label genetically engineered foods, putting everyone at risk. Not only can genetic engineering lower the nutritional value of foods, but GE crops can lead to increased pesticide use as well as to the extinction of salmon and other fish species. The evidence is overwhelming and in the news now more than ever. Everyone deserves an environmentally sustainable and socially just food culture and reading Your Right to Know is a step in helping to make that happen.

Your Right to Know
by Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety

Andrew Kimbrell is the founder and executive director of the Washington D.C. based Center for Food Safety and the International Center for Technology Assessment. As an author, lawyer and activist for more than twenty years, Kimbrell has been at the forefront of legal and grassroots efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable agricultural production methods. He edited Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture and The Geen Lifestyle Handbook and wrote The Human Body Shop: The Engineering and Marketing of Life and The Masculine Mystique: Men and Technology. Kimbrell's written work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harper's, and he has testified at numerous congressional and regulatory hearings. The Utne Reader, in 1994, named him one of the world's leading 100 visionaries.


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