Organic and Genetically Modified Food

Cover - Organic and Genetically Modified Food
  • Organic and Genetically Modified Food
  • Volume 405
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 925339 10 9
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 925339 11 6
  • Year: 2016
  • E-book: $28.00

Increasingly, Australians are caring more about the origins and values of the foods they consume. This book addresses two often misunderstood agricultural production methods – organic and genetically modified food. Organic food is grown and produced without using synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers; so what are the actual ethical, environmental and nutritional differences between organic and conventionally-produced food? Are organics healthier? Genetic modification is a science-driven crop and animal breeding method which has attracted controversy and confusion in recent years. Which foods are GM in Australia, how are they labelled and regulated, and are there any proven environmental or health-related side-effects? This book serves you up an abundance of information with which to make more informed food choices.

Chapter 1: Organic food in Australia

Chapter 2: Genetically modified food in Australia

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index