"Absorbing and far-reaching...." --NPR Science Desk
“Compelling. . . . Laufer delivers an absorbing science lesson for fans of the colorful bugs.” --Publishers Weekly
"Like The Orchid Thief, The Dangerous World of Butterflies takes us deep into the dark heart of obsessed collectors and the passionate activism … Laufer, a veteran reporter on cultural and political borders, understands how these worlds cross and collide. His book is a Venn diagram of the beautiful and bizarre." --Los Angeles Times
"[Laufer's] book is charming and his attention to detail, combined with a real gift for describing these fascinating characters…made me want to read everything else he has written." --Washington Post
From the author of the breakout hit The Dangerous World of Butterflies, comes an investigation of the rampant deceit of an organic food industry that has become enormously popular (and profitable) in the United States. What he finds out will make readers doubt everything they have been made to believe, buy, and eat.