Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet | 5 CEU

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Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers.

Learning Objectives

  • Comprehend the consequences of GMO upon food systems and the human body.
  • Articulate both sides of GMOs—the advocacy and criticism.

Exam: 25 true/false statements. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
Kindle eBook: 1481 KB. ASIN: B01IOHQ92S. Accessible in the U.S. only.
Book: Hardcover, 336pp. ISBN-13: 978-1594634604

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