by Marion Nestle
Jan 13 2017
Weekend reading: GMO food fights
McKay Jenkins. Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. Avery, 2017.
I wrote my own book about GMOs, Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (revised and expanded edition, 2010). Its first chapter and second half of the book are about the topic. Many other books have written about GMOs, but I thought this one was good enough to blurb:
McKay Jenkins has done the impossible. He has produced a remarkably fair and balanced account of the contentious role of GMOs in the U.S. food supply, calling the shots as he sees them. Pro- and anti-GMO proponents will find plenty to argue with, but anyone wanting to understand what the fights are really about and why they matter will find this book a big help.