Monday, September 19, 2016


A look at GMOs from a journalist and a mother who discovers health issues in her family related to GMOs. She goes on a journey around the world to discover more about GMOs, how they are handled politically, and how prevalent they are in the food industry in the States. She wants to learn how to give her family food that has not been contaminated by GMOs and why GMOs are given so much clout in the States.

I am interested in healthy eating and sustainable food, so I was interested in this book. I found it rather disappointing. First of all, I did not care for the style of writing. It was a strange mixture of personal and scientific. It would jump back and forth between the two which made it difficult to follow at some points. It also made me lose interest as I do not appreciate someone interjecting personal emotional stories while trying to present scientific facts. I think it colors the information and makes the facts she presents seem less credible.

I would have appreciated a more focused attempt at explaining GMOs and what some of the issues might be, rather than trying to have personal stories and travel logs randomly inserted throughout the book. I found it difficult to focus on what she was trying to communicate and it was a chore to finish. If you are interested in this topic, I would recommend finding a different book on the topic. Perhaps if the book had been better organized I would have been able to focus more and take more away from it.

I read this book as an ebook on my Nook. It worked fine except the contents page would not load.

I received a free copy of this book from Penguin's First To Read Program in exchange for an honest review.

*Receiving a free copy of this book does not change my review. It simply provides me with a copy of a book I would not have gotten to as soon or heard about otherwise.

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