This audiobook 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 audiobook 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.
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Bad science, ignored science and science unduly swayed by money and politics are exposed here in a very thorough unveiling of the history of GMOs and where we are up to today.
Key topics are highlighting the difference between breeding plants and altering their genes, how imprecise genetic engineering is, the terrible incidents that have occurred in the past when scientists have sought to line their own pockets rather than admit their lack of knowledge, how language has been manipulated to obscure the truth about GMOs and most importantly the vast complexity of how genes work, interacting with one another in ways we cannot possibly predict, and the hidden dangers of processes such as epigenetics that we really do not understand.
Most revealing is the complete lack of vigorous scientific evidence for GMOs most of which have not been studied at all and those that have only over a comparatively short term.
"Profit trumps health"
This well researched book provides plenty of evidence that genetically modified foods may, indeed, be dangerous. I suggest the reader check the list of countries banning genetically engineered. Crops . Then, after reading this book and the references. Become active in moving the U.S. Away from the model of Profit trumps health.
"This is a great book!!"
I have always wondered why there is so much ignorance on the topic of GMO foods. This book explains why.
The fact that 9 of the FDAs own scientists have questioned whether GMOs are safe based on science and that not one American media outlet would report this fact.
This book is so full of facts on the history of how GMOs have become accepted in this country. It reads like a a conspiracy novel, because it is a conspiracy.
Yes it made me cry to hear the story of how our regulatory agencies fail in their duties to protect the people and the envirinment.
"Compulsory reading for those who like to eat !"
This book is at once shocking and revelatory. Though the issues discussed are heady and complex, Dr. Druker sensibly and clearly lays open his well reasoned points and discoveries in an impassioned way.
His case is solid and the implications are mind blowing.
Don't be intimidated by the volume of hard science in this book. Even those unfamiliar with the controversies inherent in GM crops will learn a lot from this book.
Everyone should read this book. And if they do we will undoubtedly see a much needed correction of course in how our society values the health and food security of our citizens.
"Lousy Book, Lacking Science"
How is it that while Monsanto is a much smaller company than Exxon, it can afford to buy an overwhelming majority of scientists and regulators to lie to us about the how safe GMOs are? How is it that Exxon, BP, Shell, and the Saudis, who are orders of magnitude bigger and more powerful than Monsanto, are not able to buy a majority of scientists to claim that there is no global warming?This book did not explain this but it did bore me to tears.
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