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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cummings Narrator: David Henry Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Life on earth is facing unprecedented challenges from global warming, war, and mass extinctions. The plight of seeds is a less visible but no less fundamental threat to our survival. Seeds are at the heart of the planet's life-support systems. Their power to regenerate and adapt are essential to maintaining our food supply, our resistance to disease, and our ability to cope with a changing climate. And yet many people are unaware that a handful of multinational corporations are gobbling up the world's plants' genetic heritage.

In Uncertain Peril, Claire Hope Cummings examines this predicament by telling the stories behind the rise of industrial agriculture and plant biotechnology, the fall of public interest science, and the folly of patenting seeds. Cummings then turns to the possibilities for a more abundant future.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justin Nemeth | 9/2/2012

    " I hate GMOs. Such a waste of money, resources, and talent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liona | 3/27/2012

    " I found much of the book fascinating and disturbing, but the last chapter almost spoiled the entire book for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julia S | 1/8/2012

    " Though I may have agreed with many of the points she made, I gave it two stars because of the one sidedness throughout the entire book. There are two sides to every controversial topic and she failed to address the other side's point of view which sadly discredited much of what she had to say. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennie | 11/19/2010

    " read about 25 pages and then got fed up with how poorly organized this book is. there's some good information in here, i'm sure. but it's thrown around so haphazardly that it made for an unpleasant reading experience. it's going back to the library. "

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