Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the current Backdoor Survival Book Festival. Beth Leibson, one of the authors of Good Clean Food, is joining us for an interview and is also providing one lucky reader with a free copy of her book.
I can not tell you when exactly I became a closet food activist but it was years ago. Having grown up chubby, okay fat, I started reading books by Adele Davis, Covert Baily, and others in the 70s and 80s. It did not take me long to realize that the food I was eating was causing my pudginess as well as other woes such as acne and mood swings.
Although food fads have come and gone, the need to keep toxic food away from the dinner table has always been my goal. These days the red meat I eat is organic and when I can afford it, I purchase organic chicken, fruits and vegetables as well. Luckily, I live in an enlightened community where GMO crops are banned and as much as possible is grown in a pesticide free manner.
Enjoy the interview with Beth and be sure to check out the details of this week’s giveaway below.
An Interview with Beth Leibson
Tell me about your book, Good Clean Food. What is it about?
Good Clean Food is about the health dangers associated with genetically modified organisms or GMOs. It also talks about the advantages of natural and organic food.
What type of research did you have to do while writing your book?
I was lucky enough to be able to work with world renown expert Dr. Samuel Epstein on this project. Dr. Epstein has devoted his life to fighting GMOs. Most of my research focused on the scientific and statistical research.
Every book, fiction and non-fiction, includes a message. What message do you hope my readers will take with them after reading Good Clean Food?
I have long been fascinated by the importance of good nutrition, but to be honest, I didn’t know a lot about GMOs before I began. Good Clean Food points out the reasons for avoiding GMOs and other pesticides in food and provides practical advice on eating healthily.
Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself?
I am a freelance writer and editor who works mostly in the healthcare arena. I live in New York City with my two children.
Do you have plans for another book?
My next book, also from Skyhorse Publishing, is about life after cancer and healthy survivorship. It addresses emotional, medical, and professional concerns. I am very excited about it because I do not know of any other resource that brings all of this information in one place.
The Book Giveaway
A copy of Good Clean Food has been reserved for one lucky reader. Here is this week’s question:
What is your greatest concern when it comes to healthy eating?
To enter the giveaway, you need to answer this question by responding in the comments area at the end of this article. The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Wednesday with the winner notified by email announced in the Sunday Survival Buzz. He or she will have 48 hours to claim the winning book.
Note: If you are reading this article in your email client, you must go to the Backdoor Survival website to enter this giveaway in the comments area at the bottom of the article.
The Final Word
Pesticide residue, pink slime, GMOs, and now Fukushima contamination; with each passing day, more barriers to healthy eating present themselves. This is an important book that can help you make wise food- shopping choices that will enhance your health, not harm it.
I hope you will enter the giveaway to win your own copy of this must-read book!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Between GMOs, hormones, and pesticides, it sometimes feels like our food has become so artificial that shopping smart is impossible. How can we know for sure that the food we buy isn’t putting us at risk? If you’ve got questions, this practical, positive guide has answers. In it, leading public health advocate Samuel Epstein, MD, and coauthor Beth Leibson provide all of the information you need to make the best food choices for you and your family—in language you don’t need a PhD in biology to understand.
Bargain Bin: Today is all about books. Listed below are all of the books in the current Backdoor Survival Book Festival. There are both fiction and non-fiction titles and a bit of something for everyone.
If you covet an e-Book reader, consider the Kindle. Prices start at $119 although a basic kindle is only $69. And if not, at the very least pick up the free Kindle app so that you can read Kindle books on your PC or favorite electronic device.
THE BACKDOOR SURVIVAL BOOK FESTIVAL 4.0 – NON-FICTION
Backyard Cuisine: Bringing Foraged Food to Your Table
Living on the Edge: A Family’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency
Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving the Things We Love
Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills
The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms: Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field
Good Clean Food
The Amazing 2000-Hour Flashlight
Recipes and Tips for Sustainable Living
The People’s Apocalypse
Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better
THE BACKDOOR SURVIVAL BOOK FESTIVAL 4.0 – FICTION
Going Home: A Novel of Survival (The Survivalist Series)
Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)
Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
The Border Marches
Rivers: A Novel
After the Blackout
The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series)
The Long Road: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series)
3 Prepper Romances: Escape To My Arms, plus 2 other e-books (your choice)
Prepper Pete Prepares: An Introduction to Prepping for Kids
THE BACKDOOR SURVIVAL BOOK FESTIVAL 4.0 – LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS
The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
Escaping Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)
Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival
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