Altered Genes, Twisted Truth (paperback, 528 pages) by Steven M Druker 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ﾖand get them onto our dinner plates.
This book 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 author 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.
Among the shocking disclosures:
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enabled the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) foods by covering up the warnings of its own scientists, repeatedly lying, and deliberately breaking the law.
- Several animal feeding studies with GE foods have yielded troubling results, including stomach lesions, liver disturbances, and impaired immune systems.
- Experts who publish such research or express doubts about the foods are fired, denied tenure, or subjected to smear campaigns.
- Esteemed scientific institutions have persistently suppressed evidence and distorted the truth.
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.
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