The book, Seeds of Deception, was received by the public with shock. It reveals many of the bitter facts about genetically engineered foods. As you know, genetically modified foods are the current topic of debate. We are going through a tough period, in which we can hardly balance the need for healthy natural food with the availability of food as the relation between the population of the world and land availability for cultivation is not proportional. The scientific world has been in a constant search for a viable solution and they projected that biotechnology as the most appreciable tool for it. The development of genetically engineered foods is projected as an achievement that can solve much of the food problems and now genetically engineered plants are readily available on the market. The seeds of the genetically engineered are now permitted, which is widely welcomed by politicians and other authorities, looking to control the world’s hunger problems, but the controversy of the marketing and usage of genetically engineered seeds still exists, as the safety of genetically modified food is not yet been fully studied and yet to be cleared. The economical exploitation of the corporate initiatives behind the scenes is also a major matter of concern regarding genetically engineered seeds. The book, Seeds of Deception, reveals many of the hidden agendas associated with genetically modified foods and the conspiracies happening in the cases regarding them.
Seeds of Deception was written by Jeffrey M. Smith, who has revealed his expertise of journalism in the book. Jeffrey M. Smith has brought out the real happenings behind the permission for the biotechnology companies to market genetically engineered seeds. He tries to explain the illicit relationships that the biotech companies have with the politicians and intends to establish the illegal happenings behind the scenes, granting the approval of genetically engineered seeds. The narrative style is attractive with an interesting pattern of the presentation of the contents.
The book, Seeds of Deception, opens up the opportunity for the common man to know about the real facts of the safety of genetically engineered foods, which is often difficult. In fact most of the stories, such as the stories of rat testing, are really shocking for many readers. A great percentage of the rats, which were fed the genetically engineered foods, died in a short time span with the development of stomach lesions. The horrifying stories about the scientific results of the testing on rats is alarming, and apart from that the book also describes the chances of developing toxins and allergies, with the consumption of genetically engineered food.
Seeds of Deception focuses on the aspect of the glorified effectiveness of genetically engineered food as the solution to the food crisis. Genetically engineered food seems to increase the profitability of the farmer with increased yield and productivity, but it is one side of the story, and the book, Seeds of Deception, tries to unfold the other part of the story, which is very rarely discussed. Apart from the safety aspect of genetically engineered foods, the commercial aspect of the story is more alarming. It seems the highlight of the book is the revelation of the conspiracy involved in the case against Montgomery, the biotech company with genetically engineered seeds. The book brings out the details and establishes that FDA officials were influenced by the company to come up with favorable decisions.
The book, Seeds of Deception, has introduced the hidden stories about genetically modified foods, which has far reaching consequences to the people and how the safety aspects of genetically engineered foods has become a hot topic. It acts as an eye opener against the social happenings and as a trigger to think about the unilateral impositions made on the people by the corporate giants and the politicians, despite the safety and concerns regarding the material.