Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future
After she was diagnosed with a sensitivity to genetically modified corn—and discovered that her toddler son was suffering from the same condition—Caitlin Shetterly set out to ask these questions.
The answers, and her hard-fought journey to learn them, are here in Modified, a disquieting and meditative window into GMOs and how they are modifying not only the food we eat and our landscape, but our entire ecosystem.
Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter, from the corn and soy fields that blanket Nebraska to a beekeeping convention in Belgium to research labs in California, and shines a light on the farmers, scientists, politicians, activists, and corporations all wrestling over a most essential question: Are GMOs safe? This is a rare breed of book that will make you nostalgic for the majestic beauty that America’s Great Plains once held, while at the same time forcing you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters that come to us in the foods we feed ourselves and our families.
Spellbinding and devastating, soulful and startling, Modified opens the door, in prose that is both beautiful and clear, to the provocative conversation about genetic modification and the irreversible damage it may be causing. A mustread for those on both sides of the debate and anywhere in between..
Learn more about Caitlin's writing process here.
Praise for Modified
Selected Interviews for Modified
GMO-pen for Debate: PW Talks with Caitlin Shetterly, Publisher's Weekly
Mainer Caitlin Shetterly takes on the topic of GMOs in new book, Modified, Portland Press Herald
Want to raise green children? Start by skipping all that unnecessary plastic stuff, Portland Press Herald
GMOs, Maine Calling (Audio)
The Threat of GMOs, The Commonwealth Club of California (Video)