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This was a good book. Quite depressing though; I had to stop listening to it at times. The part about the Iraqi seed bank being destroyed in the war and reconstructed only to be overseen by some US-installed, Monsanto friendly, corporate peon really killed me. Now they are not even allowed to save and trade seeds. It's really just the same bullcrap that's going on in this country but they can get away with even more blatant abuse "over there."
It's a shame, what's going on with our food these days. It's a shame, what our governments (and ultimately we) are allowing corporations like Monsanto to do. That our legal systems allow the patenting of life, seeds and the tampering of God's (or The Mother's) creations is sick and wrong.
What this all comes down to is corporate abuse, moral decrepitude and runaway capitalism. None of this is done for the benefit of mankind in any way, shape or fashion. Like the banks before them (well okay, right along with them now too... woops, didn't learn our lesson did we?), the mega-corporations are gobbling up, screwing over and/or perverting everything in their paths and we are letting it happen.
This is a world-wide issue with enormous implications for the human race. Arm yourself with knowledge and do something about this.
I learned a lot from this book even though I already knew quite a bit. I have my own anti-GMO start-up called GMO-Free Seattle. This book was part of the fuel for my fire.
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What made the experience of listening to Uncertain Peril the most enjoyable?
The precision of the narrator...exactness of the written word...it just hits home. I've done plenty of research over the years about this subject. Have you ever taken a course on a subject you thought you knew something about ...only to find out you had just scratched the surface on your own and only thought you knew about it...... Well, that's the difference between researching on your own and listening to this fantastic book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncertain Peril?
Third world nations being a victimized.
Which scene was your favorite?
Hawaii fighting back
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES...but couldn't because I kept repeating what I'd listened to because it was so beautifully written. In fact...I still haven't finished it.. I want to remember every word.
Any additional comments?
I beg the world, listen to this book.
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