Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future (2020)

Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future Caitlin Shetterly Modified GMOs and the Threat to Our Food Our Land Our Future A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time GMOs From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what
  • Title: Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future
  • Author: Caitlin Shetterly
  • ISBN: 9780399170676
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future Caitlin Shetterly A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time GMOs From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foodsO products are among the most conA disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time GMOs From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foodsO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the United States today They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste We are often completely unaware of their presence.Caitlin Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family s daily existence changed forever An expansion of Shetterly s viral Elle article The Bad Seed, Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter from the cornfields of Nebraska to the beekeeping conventions in Brussels to shine a light on the people, the science, and the corporations behind the food we serve ourselves and our families every day Deeper than an expos , and written by a mother and journalist whose journey had no agenda other than to understand the nuance and confusion behind GMOs, Modified is a rare breed of book that will at once make you weep at the majestic beauty of our Great Plains and force you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters currently infiltrating our food and our land and threatening our future.
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  1. Bam

    Many thanks to Penguin and their First To Read program for the opportunity to read this important new nonfiction book in which Caitlin Shetterly investigates GMOs and wide spread pesticide usage in farming.If given a choice, I tend to pick organic and chemical free products after being diagnosed with an auto immune disorder over twenty years ago and deciding to eliminate as many chemicals as possible from my lifestyle hair dye, nail polish, harsh cleaning products, lawn and garden weed and pest [...]

  2. Sara Codair

    I don t read non fiction trade books very often, but when I saw Modified GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future by Caitlin Shetterly come up on First To Read, I decided to request it A couple weeks later, I had the book downloaded on Kindle Fire, and was very happy with my choice to read it There was enough anecdote and narrative to keep the story loving part of my mind engaged, and enough science to teach me something new It was book that encouraged me to ask questions, not the k [...]

  3. Brittany

    I was given the chance to read the ARC of Modified by Caitlin Shetterly by Penguin s First to Read program in exchange for my honest review.Modified by Caitlin Shetterly was extremely informative That being said, I found it really tough to get through the book in a timely manner, which is ok, I just probably should not have chosen it for a book that needed to be read in a short amount of time I think for a book like Modified which holds so much information, you really need to take it slow so you [...]

  4. Jenny

    As I eat my non GMO corn, I can honestly say that I really didn t give much thought about this entire controversy but this book definitely taught me a lot about what chemical companies are doing with crops corn, soybeans, cotton and it s possible impact on the environment including bees honey and one s health This quote from the book It s really really hard to write about science in the same amount of detail as a scientist, who knows the terrain, can explain science, and can make sure we underst [...]

  5. Mrs. Europaea

    IthoughtI knew a reasonable amount about GMO s yet after reading this I discovered my knowledge was just the tip of the biotechnological iceberg Shetterly makes this part memior part expos work on a variety of levels She doesn t get overly scientific to bore common readers but still manages to convey a range of facts that if one is curious about they can further research for themselves I wouldn t say that this hurts her work by a lack of peer reviewed resources, but it is easy for critics to dis [...]

  6. Michelle

    A great baseline explanation of GMO foods, seeds, and products I would love to see a follow up to this book that provides a detailed explanation of the food and lifestyle changes the author undertook to go GMO free.

  7. Lauren Wagers

    I was privileged to be chosen as someone who was allowed to read this early through First To Read and I m so glad I had the opportunity The author beautifully expressed her feelings and research throughout this book and did a wonderful job citing her sources In this country we have been trained to either be 100% for something or 100% against something and refuse to even attempt to find a middle ground or hear out the other side The author of this book has had her experiences professionally and p [...]

  8. Zivile

    I received this book through First To Read program.I am very interested in GMO topic since the day I ve started understanding the importance of food This book has lots of versatile information, ranging from local American laws and cases to European experiences I was surprised to learn new things in this books because media covers GMO related stories pretty well And then I realized how much I sill don t know Especially, what kind of new diseases are appearing from the long term exposure to certai [...]

  9. KC

    A lengthy but thought provoking collection of data from Caitlin Shetterly about the GMO issue After she and her son were diagnosed with food sensitivities, this journalist and mother went on a journey of discovery It s quite a scary outlook for our future generations.

  10. Jessica

    Shortly after she was married Caitlin Shetterly started getting sick with a variety of symptoms that didn t seem to point to an obvious illness After her son was born it continued to get worse to the point where she was exhausted all the time and could barely do anything Around the same time her son experienced some weird symptoms and his doctor thought it might be a corn allergy Not long after that Caitlin finally saw a doctor who said he thought she might be having an allergy to the proteins c [...]

  11. Mollie

    The narration was monotone to a degree however, the information was very mind blowing I may become a gardener foodie whenthefoodrunsout zombieapocalypse

  12. Rachael Marsceau

    Very unprofessional writing style DNF 60 pages in I received access to a free galley through the First to Read program.

  13. Boiling

    I came across this book after reading an interview of the author on Food52.A quite an engaging book on GMOs and I did learn a lot about American history, why GMOs came about we have to admit that it seemed like the right decision at that point in time with food shortage and desire to conquer nature and honey Even though, I am in science, I did not really analyse GMO foods that much because I do believe GMOs have their uses This book gave me a comprehensive overview of GMOs I fully sympathize wit [...]

  14. Jane

    My Food for Thought book club has been asking to read a book on GMOs, so this month we are reading and discussing Modified.This book contains a lot of science and science y info, overwhelming me at times A lot of it is opinion and nonscientific guesswork I poked around and there is a lot of controversy over this author and her writing I am deeply suspicious of Monsanto and other big Ag business and fully believe they silence people who have negative things to say about their products and busines [...]

  15. Liralen

    One of those not my cuppa books, I think I wouldn t have made it through had it not been assigned reading for classbut it might be a palatable read for those who are interested in learning about GMOs.Shetterly started investigating GMO food after she was diagnosed with an allergy to GMO corn not corn itself but, if I understand it correctly, the pesticides that have been bred into some or perhaps, at this point, most corn She wrote an article there was a ton of pushback she did research and w [...]

  16. William Gill

    Caitlin Shetterly wanders through America and Europe looking for information and understanding about GMOs Sometimes she attains a splintering insight and other times she digresses about her love of her family or takes time to share a recipe This is a very personal book, and for good reason given her backstory However, at times the book s lack of a disciplined narrative can be frustrating It has the feel of a long series of blog posts.Shetterly is a good writer though, and some of her interaction [...]

  17. Jennifer Bauer-Krueger

    Horrifying Just horrifying A must read for anyone who cares about food, health, and environment.

  18. Stephanie Moran

    Science is about asking whether you can be wrong, not whether you re right People believe that it s about being right but it s not It s always doubting yourself Ignacio ChapelaThis was a memoir like book about one women s quest to understand GMOs after an illness that was linked to GMO corn At first, it seems sort of far fetched, I won t lie, even though I am not a fan of GMOs But, as Shetterly chronicles her journey to understand GMOs at a scientific level, she finds research and professionals [...]

  19. Rhonda Lomazow

    This is an eye opening at times heartbreaking book when we see how Caitlin her son suffered from their diets.How dangerous an ordinary food like corn can behowvitbis an ingredient in so many foods we eat,Her search for health for herselfher son is something we can benefit from,Her research traveling to see how our food is grown getting answers we all need some frightening.This book should be required reading highly recommend,

  20. Susan Beamon

    There were several disquieting things I took away from this book One is that our food is and under the control of corporations that are interested in profit and making money than they are in actually supplying good for us food The second in that our governments are willing to go along with these corporations unless they get significant push back from the people And even then, they will try to go behind the public s back to support the corporations The corporations have been using a very hit o [...]

  21. Amber

    I won this book in a Giveaway.I can t understand a lot of science, my brain just doesn t work that way, but this book was very informative in a way that even a layman like myself could realize what s going on with our food sources There was a lot of things in here that I didn t know about, some I ve heard about, and many that were shocking to even consider Thank you for a very informational book from a woman s, wife s, and mother s point of view

  22. Megan

    Very well researched and an informational read The writing flows so well except a bit in the middle when I felt like it got bogged down talking about bees and honey and personal stories about each of the people she talked to made them relatable and interesting The topic of this book hits close to home, since like the author I have long been dealing with unexplained health issues Anti inflammatory diet changes have gone a long way, and seeing the details about GMO corn laid out like this will hel [...]

  23. Socraticgadfly

    This book is chock full of commissions of the naturalistic fallacy, as well as anecdotal observations being substituted for scientific research and travelogue being substituted for logically presented story line, those last two noted by others.The naturalistic fallacy begins, of course, with the idea that non GMO is better than GMO, and that organic is better than non organic Since there s no index to this book, I have no idea if Ms Shetterly knows that she s probably eating mutagenic foods that [...]

  24. Lavender

    The author s story of her own health issues and her drive to find out what was wrong and how to keep her family safe was interesting Not being a scientist, I think she confused a bit of the scientific parts, but she readily admitted that some of it was over her head She found something that worked for her and her family mainly switching to all non GMO organic Interesting read for anyone curious about GMOs, but I d read up on recent science as well to fill in the gaps in data, and just enjoy thi [...]

  25. Liz

    Wow Firstly, I really enjoyed Caitlin s writing style She is a real person with her own motivation and personal reasons for the research she did Secondly, humanity really is going to kill itself Shocking how the big ag and chemical companies can rule with an iron fist and silence anyone who might bring up any reasonable problems with any of their interests or products They also foster ignorance of whats actually going on by not being honest and above board with the consumer All in the interest o [...]

  26. Andrea

    This is one of the most important books that should be required reading for all Americans Food in America has become frankenfood with all the chemicals and genetic manipulating that no wonder food as we know it is in serious danger Shetterly uses her own experience with her health to investigate what is really going on with the food supply and the prevalent use of GMOs She takes on a very controversial role in uncovering Monsanto s nefarious role in the poisoning of America Kudos to her for star [...]

  27. Emily

    Thanks to the First to Read program for an ARC of this book What I feel sure about now is that there is, essentially, one undeniable truth as we modify the environment, we modify ourselves Modified by Caitlin Shetterly is a personal and scientific journey into the corporation of genetically modified food Full of information on insecticides, pesticides and the companies that produce this food grown and shipped globally and consumed by most everyone This book enlightens us to what is going on behi [...]

  28. Jennifer

    Everyone should read this I found the author s writing style to be refreshing given the subject matter People are allergic, chronically sick and prematurely dying Here s your smoking gun Sadly, the you know the scarier it gets, but this is a situation where ignorance is NOT bliss Be informed and do the best you can for yourself and your family.Your food impacts every aspect of your life, and life is better without ingesting poison.

  29. Shoshana

    I almost never read non fiction, but, because this is an issue I feel VERY strongly about, I requested a copy of Modified and am glad I did I enjoyed her anecdotal stories but I also really appreciated her thorough citations and the research and interviews she did This was a very informative book and it s one that I ll be buying for myself and family

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