So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
So begins Good Enough to Eat?, which challenges Kafka's culinary sentiments and proceeds to unravel our complex and deeply personal relationship with food.
Including interviews from both sides of the (farmyard) fence; from biologists to farmers and nutritionists to activists, Good Enough to Eat? charts the history of GM foods from the laboratory to the global dinner plate. Equally informative and entertaining, Godwin chronicles the social, political and philosophical arguments for and against GM crops, and the science and knowledge behind the battle for global food security and sustainability.
Food, Glorious Food; A Kind of Magic; Revolution; Chemical Heart; Wide Open Spaces; Bad Moon Rising; Paint It Black; Not Ready to Make Nice; O Fortuna!; New Kid in Town; For a Better Day
This book is easy reading and highly commendable, providing very useful information in a simple style; 'greenish' people should read it! -- Jose I. Cubero; The Journal of Agricultural Science Ian Godwin has done that rare thing - written a book about science which is informal but informed, readable but authoritative, and sparkling with wit. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the GM foods and crops issue. -- Mark Lynas, Journalist and author of Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs Godwin's book presents an authoritative account of the history of GM crops going back to their beginnings, including the science behind the technology and the first products that came to market. A wonderful story is woven of science, discovery and anecdote, with Australian directness and humour. Godwin explains and entertains. Information is drawn from many quarters from biologists, farmers, nutritionists and activists and from Godwin's direct experiences over 30 years. . -- Dr Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research UK * The Journal of the Institute of Food Science & Technology *