Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick
New Press, The, 3 sep. 2004 - 289 pagina's
“An enlightening and deeply disturbing account” of the dangerous chemicals that have infiltrated our food, by the Rachel Carson Prize–winning journalist (Booklist).
Our Daily Poison is “a gripping and urgent book” for anyone concerned about democracy, corporate power, or public health (Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved). In it, award-winning journalist and filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin travels across North America, Europe, and Asia to document the shocking array of chemicals we encounter in our daily lives—from the pesticides that blanket our crops to the additives and plastics that contaminate our food—and their effects on our health over time.
Following the trail of the synthetic molecules in our environment and our food, Robin traces the ugly history of industrial chemical production, as well as the shoddy regulatory system for chemical products that still operates today. Using scientific studies, expert testimony, and interviews with farmworkers suffering from acute chronic poisoning, Robin demonstrates how corporate interests—and our own ignorance—may be costing us our lives.
“What Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking Silent Spring did for the environmental movement, Robin is doing for awareness of toxins in the food chain.” —Publishers Weekly
“This may be one of the most important books of the year.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Full of facts, stories, and wisdom.” —The Huffington Post
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4 Ill from Pesticides
6 The Unstoppable Rise of Pesticides and Neurodegenerative Diseases
7 The Sinister Side of Progress
12 The Colossal Scientific Masquerade Behind Poisons Acceptable Daily Intakes
13 The Unsolvable Conundrum of Maximum Residue Limits
How Industry Is Pulling the Strings
15 The Dangers of Aspartame and the Silence of Public Authorities
Is the Human Species in Danger?
The Perfect Model?
A Pandoras Box
19 The Cocktail Effect
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