Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl
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Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  21 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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Sara
Aug 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
David
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jennl
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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.
Suzanne
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
More like a 3.5.

An important topic and a book worth reading, but it was in desperate need of editing.
Adalberto
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Too political. The book doesn't adduce enough scientific evidence to prove the toxicity of GMO foods.
Cristian Keller
Nov 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Non l'ho finito. Ho letto i primi 4 capitoli e poi qualcosina qua e là piu avanti per capire come continuava. E' un iper concentrato di complottismo e luoghi comuni da far accapponare la pelle. Scritto nel 2007 sembra già vecchissimo. Scrive ovvietà incredibili (es: il governo degli Stati Uniti cerca militarmente e economicamente di influenzare vita e politica degli altri paesi nel mondo) e le spaccia per incredibili scoperte.
Libro ridicolo.
Lillian
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! Breaks down the conflicts of interest for the past 100 years in regards to control of human populations. If you are a person who trusts GMOs, please read this. Truly eye-opening..
Connie
Dec 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jon
Feb 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Stephanie
Nov 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is scary. It is certainly written with a slant, but the facts speak for themselves.
Martina Ivić
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shocking piece of literature.
Raymond Nazon
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book should be required history reading for schools. Awesome book and well documented. Gives a great understanding of Genetically Modified Organism
David Steele
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Scary expose of the gmo industry.
Lucia Fischer
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book blew my mind! If you ever wanted to learn more about the debate on Genetically Modified Foods read this book!
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American-German freelance journalist, historian and economic researcher. Grew up in Texas, earned a BA in engineering and jurisprudence from Princeton University in 1966, and studied comparative economics at the University of Stockholm from 1969 to 1970. Worked as an economist and freelance journalist in New York and in Europe.