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–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
- 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