Modified by Caitlin Shetterly audiobook

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

By Caitlin Shetterly
Read by Caitlin Shetterly

Penguin Audio
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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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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Her personal odyssey pursuing the truth, colored with clear scientific and historical context, is a clarion call about the dangers of corporate control of our food supply and, importantly, what people can do about it.” Amy Goodman, New York Times bestselling author
“Eye-opening…Modified is [Shetterly’s] passionate and rather horrifying account of what is happening in the heartland and to our food supply.” Vogue
“Shetterly’s accessible, well-researched, and damning work brings clarity to an often fuzzy debate.” Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“Makes a compelling case that consumers worldwide need more education on this important issue.” Library Journal (starred review)
“As she narrates her own story, Shetterly conjures vivid images.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Caitlin Shetterly

Author Bio: Caitlin Shetterly

Caitlin Shetterly is the author of Modified, Made for You and Me, and the bestselling Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce. Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, and Self, and on Oprah.com and Medium.com, as well as on “This American Life” and various other public radio shows.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 11.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English