Read Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future Online Free - 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 foods.
GMO 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 exposé, 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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August 23, 2016
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...
August 06, 2016
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...
September 02, 2016
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...
October 12, 2016
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...
November 08, 2017
I thought I 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 exposé work on a variety of levels. She doesn't get overly scientific to bore common readers but still manage...
March 14, 2017
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.
August 20, 2016
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...
September 11, 2016
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 thing...
November 04, 2016
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.
February 19, 2018
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 he...