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Eating in the Dark

Eating in the Dark

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Written by Kathleen HartAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kathleen Hart

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 12, 2003
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-72498-5 (0-375-72498-2)
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Most Americans eat genetically modified food on a daily basis, but few of us are aware we’re eating something that has been altered. Meanwhile, consumers abroad refuse to buy our engineered crops; their groceries are labeled so that everyone knows if the contents have been modified. What’s going on here? Why does the U.S. government treat engineered foods so differently from the rest of the world?

Eating in the Dark tells the story of how these new foods quietly entered America’s food supply. Kathleen Hart explores biotechnology’s real potential to enhance nutrition and cut farmers’ expenses. She also reveals the process by which American government agencies decided not to label genetically modified food, and not to require biotech companies to perform even basic safety tests on their products. Combining a balanced perspective with a sense of urgency, Eating in the Dark is a captivating and important story account of the science and politics propelling the genetic alteration of our food.


“Panoramic… evenhanded. . . .To read Hart's book is to experience a growing sense of alarm and outrage.” —The Washington Post Book World

“This book lays bare a scandal bigger than Enron.” —Bill McKibben

“Important . . . Incredibly timely . . . The surprise of this well-reported book is that so many genetically modified foods, with uncertain long-term effects, are already being loaded into America’s grocery carts every day.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“This in-depth look at genetically modified foods is fascinating.” —Natural Health

“Chillingly evocative of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —Kirkus