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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public (Part One)
Last modified: 2012-10-08 16:52:56

About genetically engineered (GE) foods

Publication Date: September 12, 2012
This book tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of the biggest scientific fraud in history, and how it has maintained its force in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence. It describes how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply has routinely violated the standards of science and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and scores of 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 reveals 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) became a key accomplice - and how it covered up the warnings of its own scientists, broke the law, and repeatedly lied in order to usher genetically engineered (GE) foods onto the market without the safety testing that's required by federal statute. Consequently, for fifteen years, America's families have been regularly ingesting a group of novel products that are not only being sold illegally, but were determined to be unduly hazardous by the FDA's own scientific staff.

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.

Steven M. Druker is a public interest attorney who initiated a lawsuit that forced the FDA to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods, which revealed that these novel products had entered the market through a colossal fraud. In organizing the suit, he assembled an unprecedented coalition of eminent scientists and religious leaders to join as co-plaintiffs.

Praise for Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

"A fascinating book: highly informative, eminently readable, and most enjoyable. It's a real page-turner and an eye-opener."
Richard C. Jennings, Ph.D.
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of
Cambridge, UK

"Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is lucid, illuminating, and alarming. As a former New York City prosecutor, I was shocked to discover how the FDA illegally exempted GE foods from the rigorous testing mandated by federal statute. And as the mother of three young kids, I was outraged to learn how America's children are being callously exposed to experimental foods that were deemed abnormally risky by the FDA's own experts."
Tara-Cook Littman, J.D.

"Druker's brilliant exposé catches the promoters of GE food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. This book is sure to send shockwaves around the world."
Jeffrey M. Smith, international bestselling author of Seeds of Deception
& Genetic Roulette

"This incisive and insightful book is truly outstanding. It dispels the cloud of disinformation spread by the biotech industry and allied scientists that has duped people into believing GE foods are adequately tested and safe to eat. It's a must-read - and a pleasure to read."
David Schubert, Ph.D. molecular biologist and Head of Cellular
Neurobiology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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Keywords: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public (Part One)
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