Is That Fish in Your Tomato? - The Fact and Fiction of GM Foods
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This Plymouth Green Book Club meeting will be discussing the book Is That Fish in Your Tomato? - The Fact and Fiction of GM Foods by Rebecca Nesbit.

As a teenager Rebecca Nesbit was a passionate environmental campaigner, completely opposed to GM technology. But as time passed, and she learned more about the complexities of the science around genetic modification and the challenges faced by farmers around the world, she found such a hard-line position more and more difficult to justify. 

Is that Fish in Your Tomato? is her attempt to cut through the propaganda, scare stories and hype to get to the truth about what genetically modified organisms can offer us, and what threats they pose. Whatever your position in this debate, you’ll certainly find your views challenged by Nesbit’s careful analysis and her conclusions about the potential of GMOs to help us feed a growing world population. The book is written in a lucid, easily accessible style.

Come and join us at the Green Book Club where we’ll be discussing this book and the wider implication of science’s ability to alter the genetic code of the plants and animals that we rely on to feed ourselves.  

All are welcome to this free event and it is not essential to have read any or all of the book. Contact Alan Ramage for further information (email:

Plymouth Green Book Club is supported by the University of Plymouth, the Sustainable Earth Institute and the Eden Project.

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