Type of Publication: Book
Edition: Fourth Edition
Author(s): Claire Robinson Mphil, Michael Antoniou PhD, John Fagan PhD
Publisher: Earth Open Source
Place: USA and Europe
Publication Date: 2018
Keywords: GMO, genetic engineering, GM foods, GM crops, yield, pesticides, glyphosate, Roundup, animal feeding studies, toxicology, health, feeding the world, corn, soybeans
Some would have us believe that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. The same people claim that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of GM crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harm found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods.