Genetically Modified Foods
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Text-only version for
Web Site Links
Center for Food Safety
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit
public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization
established for the purpose of challenging harmful food production
technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives. Though strongly biased against genetically engineered foods,
this site has much useful information on the subject.
GM Food Special
Report from New Scientist.com
This site posts recent articles from the U.K. based New Scientist
magazine on the topic of GM foods. Each article is followed by links
to persons or institutions mentioned in the article for further
research. The articles seem to be a mix of those favorable to the use
of genetically modified food and those that speak of the risks
involved. Very current news articles.
One of the leading producers of genetically modified corn and other
biotech crops, the Monsanto Web site states that its "solutions are
designed to improve food production and quality while respecting the
environment as well as regional and cultural diversity." See
"Technical & Safety Info" section.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), is a non-profit public
interest organization with a predictably anti-GM slant. They deal with "crucial issues of food
safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate
accountability and environmental sustainability." News releases
and articles available on site.
Harvest of Fear
Nova/Frontline report on the debate over genetically modified foods.
Links to video interviews, texts and links about the topic.
Union of Concerned Scientists - Science In Agriculture
This section of the
Union of Concerned Scientists Web site contains information on
genetic engineering and biotechnology. Although the Union
largely opposes the use of GM foods, information is presented in a
reasonably objective way. Of particular interest is the
"Current Uses of Biotechnology in Agriculture."
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Encyclopedia of bioethics
Call number: Ref QH332.E52 2004
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Genetic engineering--Moral and
Genetically modified foods
Plant genetic engineering
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list of
all the online databases to which you have access. Click on
ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB(genetically altered foods) ) [from Peer-Reviewed
(SUB(genetically altered foods) and StarLink )
(SUB(genetically altered foods) and SUB(food safety) )
(SUB(genetically altered foods) and CO(Monsanto))
(SUB(agricultural biotechnology) )
(SUB(genetically altered foods) and European Union )
Researched and evaluated by:
J. Coe, Librarian 2/2003
last update: T. Shacklett, Librarian 5/2010