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July 2012 - World Hunger by Brian Kenneth Swain

posted Jun 19, 2012, 8:46 PM by Jeff Nichols   [ updated Aug 27, 2012, 9:39 AM ]
World Hunger by Brian Kenneth Swain. It's an excellent novel about what could happen when a company goes too far with genetically modified organisms. We will be talking with the author that evening (via phone).

Cover Image for World Hunger

At our July 23rd meeting, five of us had the pleasure of talking with Brian via FaceTime as he joined in on our club meeting for an hour and a half.  He continues to be involved and interested in Genetically Modified Organism research and is considering if there is a sequel to World Hunger.  He is invited to be on some upcoming panel discussions on GMO.

Brian noted that using the term "World Hunger" as his title has the benefit on Amazon that his book appears near the top of this common search term.  He said he chooses titles that have multiple meanings.  For World Hunger there are three meanings:
1) WH in the literal sense of hungry people who could be fed with the help of Vanguard's products.
2) WH in the sense of Vanguard's hunger or profits and market domination.
3) WH in the sense of the GM insects eating everything they come into contact with.
This was an especially interesting thing to learn from the author.  Another book of his is "Alone in the Light" which also has a title that takes on multiple meanings.

Our shared bottle of wine was from South Eastern Australia called "The Little Penguin."  It was a pleasant wine to share and it has a cute picture.

(I don't know why this is rotated to the left.  The picture is vertical in the original.)