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How the Government Got in Your Backyard : Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies (Hardcover)

Author: Gillman, Jeff

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Did you know that in parts of the U.S. It's against the law to let your grass die? Or to save seeds from your corn crop to plant next year? Or that growing marijuana remains Illegal, yet you are free to grow one of the deadliest poisons known to man? Or that it may be a crime to grow your favorite trees and shrubs?

The number of decisions made in the name of the environment is staggering. How can you be sure the government really knows what It's doing? With the left and the right raucously disagreeing, how on earth can a concerned citizen know what to think? You've heard the arguments from the left-we haven't regulated enough-and from the right-give the market free rein-but could all this polarization be part of the problem?

How the Government Get in Your Backyard goes beyond the politics to uncover the scientific, nonpartisan truth behind the biggest environmental issues of our time, from pesticides to plant patents, after-native energy to global warming. You may discover something that goes against everything you've been led to believe, Who knew that carbon dioxide is not the most compelling reason to cut emissions? Or that a cow may never see a grass pasture, but it's meat and milk can still be called sustainable and natural? With all the fears surrounding biotenchnology, did you know that nature itself produces the bacteria we use to transfer one gene to another? You may not always agree, but authors Jeff Gillman and Eric Heberlig clearly and without bias represent what the left says, what the right says, and-most Importantly-what the facts are.

In our season of political discontent, the unbiased truth is not just for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It's for anyone who is ready to make up their own mind.


Publisher Timber Pr
Mfg Part# 9781604690019
SKU 214562498
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1604690011
Release Date 2/9/2011
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