Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
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Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  101 ratings  ·  19 reviews
This skillfully researched book focuses on the effort of a tiny socio-political American elite to gain control over the very basis of human survival: our daily bread. Control the food and you control the people. It's no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl takes the reader into the corridors of power, into the back rooms of labs, behind closed doors of corporate...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Global Research
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What do you think about using advanced biotechnology to develop a few plants that are resistant to highly toxic pesticides, and then laying waste to the environment with said pesticides, so that wh...more
The Hermit's
The horrifying truth, you would think out of some f*ed up sci-fi novel, about Rockefeller's creation of Monsanto's agribusiness, government/university funded gene hacking and it's role in biological warfare, eugenics and the choking of the food free market. One can only hope that through such trial and error we are learning from our mistakes. Some quotes:

"By the 1990's the largest users of antibiotics and similar drugs from the largest pharmaceutical firms were not humans, but animals who consum...more
David
I can't recommend this book highly enough.

Engdahl's meticulously researched and footnoted book explores the practical aspects of Henry Kissinger's statement that "If you control the oil, you control the nations; if you control the food, you control the people." Engdahl documents how a handful of corporate and foundation players have maneuvered themselves into control of a large swath of the global food supply, and suppressed the health and environmental dangers of genetically modified foods and...more
Jennl
Detailed research that explains a lot of things about the American food "system." This is the book I recommend people read on the subject of GMO's, why they can't be labeled, why, why, why??? It's VERY political, scary, and mind-blowing. Like another reviewer said, "I can't recommend this book highly enough." It is also a heavy read, page after page of detailed exposition of "what happened, when, and where."
Ermhm
Nov 30, 2009 Ermhm rated it 5 of 5 stars
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'Seeds of destruction' is not giving chemical and biological evidence that GMO can mess with your health. It is doing something better - showing you the political and economical background behind the GMO, and channeling the cries and testimonials of farmers and truth-loving scientists alike. Simpatizers of the GMO, READ THIS BOOK.
Connie
Dec 25, 2010 Connie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who eats
I started this book while reading in bed prior to going to sleep. Four chapters later I had to force myself to turn off the light, but my head was whirling that sleep was impossible.

I am fairly knowledgeable about the subject of genetically modified plants but had NO idea how long ago this really started, nor how many unexpected 'players' have been involved in what is even more evil and dangerous than I was aware.

The political figures involved in this really gobsmacked me. Evil just oozes from p...more
Sara
Dec 04, 2008 Sara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sara by: An agricultural economist I met at a meeting
This is a very dense book with many footnotes and much to think about. Mr. Engdahl provides a clear history of the development of genetically modified foods (GMO), as well as current efforts to expand the presence not only of GMO's but also of genetically modified animals to our food chain. He writes of the conspiracy (I use this word with some risk) between major corporations and foundations in the United States to take over the food growing mechanisms of the world in order to control populatio...more
Jason
The story portrayed in this book is well worth understanding. It's a shame that the book isn't of a higher quality to warrant my recommending it further.

The first 2/3 of the book was difficult and incoherent - an unordered list of events. Some editing would have benefited; I noticed more than once that paragraphs had been copied between different pages and left as-is. It could definitely benefit from more structure, especially as the author jumps back and forwards in time. Some diagrams or chron...more
Jon
I'm halfway through this book, it's fantastic. Way more info than just GMO focus, it really gets into the origins of the strategy of the PTB to pursue the path of huge Agribusiness and the origins of the GMO push. Each chapter is well footnoted...I'm looking forward to reading all 3 of his books.

Tom Rizzi
Quite the eye opener about how Monsanto has intertwined themselves with the US government, our food supply and it's global effect of close to a monopoly on the sale of seeds for crops
Lucia Fischer
This book blew my mind! If you ever wanted to learn more about the debate on Genetically Modified Foods read this book!
Suzanne
More like a 3.5.

An important topic and a book worth reading, but it was in desperate need of editing.
Adalberto
Too political. The book doesn't adduce enough scientific evidence to prove the toxicity of GMO foods.
Stephanie
This book is scary. It is certainly written with a slant, but the facts speak for themselves.
David Steele
Scary expose of the gmo industry.
Marcin
Powerfull and terrifying...
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