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Would you like to get answers about GMO's? Authentic information you can trust? GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide has the answers. Read more

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Would you like to get answers about GMO's? Authentic information you can trust? GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide has the answers.

Mary Baker
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GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide is going to be a print paperback and digital ebook with fast, easily understood and "digestible" information on any question you may have about GMO's.

GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide is arranged in a Q&A format.  You can go right to your own questions in the table of contents, and from there directly to the answers you need.

Are GMO’s safe?  What I have learned is that sometimes the answer is yes.  Sometimes it’s no.  Sometimes the jury is still out.  Sometimes the answer will always be relative to the observer, like in quantum physics. There’s also a lot of honest confusion about what GMO’s are and how they affect our lives. 

I shouldn’t have to be a scientist to have access to authentic information.  YOU shouldn’t have to be a scientist to be privy to authentic, accurate information.  We all deserve to know the answers. When it comes to our food supply, we all deserve, as individuals, as communities, as nations, to know the authentic answers—to have fast and immediate access to accurate information.

At a Christmas party this winter, I was talking with the founder of an urban farm in Tucson, Arizona.  She asked me how GMO's are created and when I gave her my speedy two-minute version, she said, "Wow, I listened to every word you just said but my head is spinning.  When you get published can I have a copy?  My staff and I are asked these questions all the time at the farm, and I think we need to understand more."

That's when I realized that what people really want is a quick, short guide that answers all their questions without a lot of frills and philosophy. 

It's my goal to put together all these questions and answers in a book that's easy enough for a middle school class to read, but thorough enough to challenge readers who want to understand some of the complexities of farming economics and GMO's in our global village.  At this point, I have almost 100 questions to answer!

You can read my Preamble and Introduction and view the complete Table of Contents on my culinary blog at rusticafood.com. 

Thank you for supporting my project!

Mary Baker, Solid Communications

Risks and challenges

This project poses very few risks to my supporters. I have been a full time writer and social media manager for over 5 years, and I have produced other print and epub books for myself and clients.

I'm also a successful blogger and I'll be posting regular updates about the progress of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide here on Kickstarter, on my Facebook wall, and on my food blog, RusticaFood.com.

The biggest challenge I face right now is the sheer amount of online research that I sift through. I'd say I discard about 90% of what I read as biased or containing errors. I'm also reaching out by phone and email to individuals I'd like to interview, or who are being obstructive with the truth--like getting the USDA to explain why their investigation into the Oregon wheat scandal has seen no progress in 9 months. But I know what I'm doing and I'm hunting down the facts like Captain Ahab on the trail of Moby Dick.

I appreciate your help and support, and I will keep you updated as the journey unfolds!

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    Enjoy your own copy of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide on Kindle or Nook.
    Next time someone asks you about GMO's, be prepared with ALL the answers! Kindle also lets you lend your copy to friends for 14 days.

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    One autographed paperback copy of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide (includes shipping). Carry it with you and have the answers at your fingertips.

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    Three autographed paperback copies of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide (includes shipping). Share your copies with friends, co-workers or your local library.

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    Five autographed paperback copies of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide (includes shipping). Extra copies make a great gift for middle and high school classrooms.

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    Picnic for five with the author in Paso Robles, California; plus a 5-hour personally guided tour for five of Paso Robles wineries, plus five autographed paperback copies of GMO's: A Quick and Dirty Guide.

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