Shetterly’s accessible, well-researched, and damning work brings clarity to an often fuzzy debate.
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
Modified is the intriguing and compelling story of one woman’s brave pursuit of her own health—and the facts about the food we eat. A thoroughly consuming read.
— Lily King, author of Euphoria
Intensely personal…a compelling case that consumers worldwide need more education on this important issue.
Publisher's Weekly, Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2016
[Shetterly’s] passionate advocacy, combined with descriptions of multiple research studies and interviews with scientists, doctors, and farmers, makes a compelling case that consumers worldwide need more education on this important issue.
Library Journal, starred review
Caitlin Shetterly has written a passionate, provocative book that undoubtedly will be studied and scrutinized for the history it presents, and the stand it takes. It offers us Shetterly’s own intimate journey, sparked by personal desperation and real curiosity. And like the best of books, it mixes the domestic with the global, the scientific with the quixotic in an attempt to understand the dangers of the food we eat. Intrepid, urgent, prescriptive, and ultimately revelatory, Modified is important for our times.
— Michael Paterniti, author of The Telling Room and Love and Other Ways of Dying

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time—GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods.
— Publishers Weekly, Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016
Though GMOs are touted by agribusiness as the future of global agriculture, even the Union of Concerned Scientists remains skeptical about the industry’s claims. Shetterly adroitly raises a plethora of questions about the purported safety and benefits of genetically modified crops. GMOs may turn out to be fine, but very little independent research has been conducted, and the industry remains hostile to transparency.
— Publishers Weekly, Best Books 2016
Writer Caitlin Shetterly’s quest to better understand GMOs and the people and processes behind the food we eat takes her across the Great Plains and as far as a beekeeping conference in Brussels. More so than definitive answers, the questions that Shetterly advances are a persuasive reminder of how important the continued fight for true transparency in the food industry is.
— Goop, The Hard-Hitting Nonfiction Guide