Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Book - 2015
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This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products-and get them onto our dinner plates.

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth provides a graphic account of how this elaborate fraud was crafted and how it not only deceived the general public, but Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and a host of other astute and influential individuals as well. The book also exposes how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was induced to become a key accomplice--and how it has broken the law and repeatedly lied in order to usher genetically engineered foods onto the market without the safety testing that's required by federal statute. As a result, for fifteen years America's families have been regularly ingesting a group of novel products that the FDA's own scientific staff had previously determined to be unduly hazardous to human health.

By the time this gripping story comes to a close, it will be clear that the degradation of science it documents has not only been unsavory but unprecedented--and that in no other instance have so many scientists so seriously subverted the standards they were trained to uphold, misled so many people, and imposed such magnitude of risk on both human health and the health of the environment.

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT : Clear River Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780985616908
Branch Call Number: 363.1929 DRUKER S
Characteristics: xiv, 511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 28, 2018

EXCELLENT BOOK! Attorney Steven Druker is brilliant and tenacious.
If you are Pro-GMO, or believe that Genetically modified foods have been thoroughly tested and are safe....PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! As Howard Lyman (aka The Mad Cowboy) often says:
"It's not what you don't know that hurts us, its' what you think you know that aint so."
Druker has done a masterful job explaining just how much fraud, and conflict of interest, have gone into duping so many well-educated people, and he presents good evidence of harms and evidence of attempts to silence and discredit CREDIBLE whistle blowers within industry who have risked everything to speak up. It's all well referenced and SHOCKING!
Funny how as a microbiology undergrad thirty plus years ago, taking a class called, "Genetic Engineering" my professor's only mention about possible concerns with the technology was a discussion of a single activist who opposed release of GMO organisms into the environment. We never actually covered the substance of these concerns -- only heard Ad Hominem attacks on the on the guy who was urging caution.
I challenge anyone (whose paycheck isn't linked to this technology) to maintain a Pro-GMO stance after reading this book.


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