Authors@Google: Andrew Kimbrell
Andrew Kimbrell visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food." This event took place on July 22, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series. More than half of America's processed grocery products -- from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks -- contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them. "Your Right to Know" is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods go from the factory to the family dining table, and what consumers can do about the health risks they present. This accessible guide is for concerned parents -- as well as anyone concerned about genetically altered foods -- who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic alternatives, and the methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat. ANDREW KIMBRELL serves as the executive director of the Center for Food Safety and the International Center for Technology Assessment and has been involved in public interest legal activity for nearly 20 years. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harpers, Utne Reader, and the Ecologist. Andrew lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.