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GMO Free: Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of our Food Supply

GMO Free: Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of our Food Supply - Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
GMO Free: Exposing the Hazards of Biotechnology to Ensure the Integrity of Our Food Supply ISBN: 1-890612-37-5, 144 pages

More than 600 scientists from 72 countries have called for a moratorium on the environmental release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This book represents the research and concerns of many of these scientists. The evidence they have compiled makes a strong case for a worldwide ban on GM crops to make way for a comprehensive shift to sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

Genetic engineering of food crops is an ecological and health crisis that affects us all. Its consequences are global and potentially irrevocable. Learn the basis of the decisions your government and major multinational corporations are now making for you. And begin to take the future into your own hands by consuming organic foods.

"This outstanding compilation by the world's leading experts provides overwhelming evidence that GM foods and crops are dangerous to human health and the environment. So many of the assumptions underlying industry's safety claims have been proven wrong, it's astonishing that GMOs are still allowed on the market. The case made in this pivotal work is clear: Remove GMOs or face a potential disaster. I hope it's not too late."

Jeffrey M. Smith, Author, Seeds of Deception

"ISIS makes a compelling case for a genetically modified free world--at least for the immediate future. Their cautious, thoughtful and scientifically adept treatment of the full breadth of argument pro and con is admirable. In particular, they point to the cascade of risks stemming from uncontrolled pollination and other outside-the-species movement of introduced genes, including permanent loss of genetic integrity, evolutionary disruption and contamination of the natural lineage of species that have evolved over millenia with their own genetic mechanisms.

GM-Free is a profound indictment of our rush to commercialize genetic material. It belongs on everyone's bookshelf."

Marc Lappe, Ph.D., Director, The Center for Ethics and Toxics, Author, Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food

""GM-Free" does a wonderful job of explaining why genetically modified foods are not safe for human health or the environment. The dedicated scientists who have teamed up to produce this landmark document realize the importance of getting the truth out to the public. This is essential reading for everyone concerned about the future of global agriculture and the sustainability of our planet."

Craig Winters, Executive Director, The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

"As the 21st Century opens, a millennial battle rages over the future of life itself. Mae- Won Ho, Lim Li Ching and the Independent Science Panel, authors of the massive and exhaustive report, The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World, present powerful evidence and make a persuasive argument that "GM crops should be firmly rejected as a viable option for the future of agriculture." This volume, containing thoughtful commentary, rigorous data and compelling warnings, should be read by every individual concerned with the future of food, health and economic stability. Genetically modified crops put all of these, the authors compellingly suggest, at mortal risk. Wherever you stand on the GM issue, this report is a must read. It arms critics of GM crops with information and knowledge that will arrest the attention of any interested party. For GM food supporters it sets out an indictment that must be effectively answered if GM food is to have a future. Read this report to know the GM crop issue."

James S. Turner ,Author, The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration

"This report is a 'must read' for food activists and concerned consumers, telling us not only what's wrong with genetically engineered foods and crops, but also where we should be going instead--toward a global system of organic and sustainable agriculture."

Ronnie Cummins, National Director,
Organic Consumers Association (USA)

Article first published 09/01/07

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