Ozeki's New Novel Features Biotech Food Flacks

Ruth Ozeki's second novel, All Over Creation, is praised today in separate reviews in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, skewered the beef industry's PR efforts to promote its product in Japan and examined the health hazards of growth hormones. This time Ozeki again looks at food and PR, specifically the the genetic engineering of potatoes. The lengthy, entertaining and educational novel features a number of frightening flacks working for a company much like Monsanto.