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• Covered up the extensive warnings of its own scientists about their dangers.
• Lied about the facts.
• And then violated federal food safety law by permitting these foods to be marketed without having been proven safe through standard testing.
The book points out that if the FDA had heeded its own experts’ advice and publicly acknowledged their warnings that GM foods entailed higher risks than their conventional counterparts, the GM food venture would have imploded and never gained traction anywhere.I was completely shocked by what I read.
The book tells in long but readable form the sorry story of the history of GM food in the US and elsewhere. It's stunning to learn that the marketing and sale of such foods is effectively illegal in the US, and not much better elsewhere, and equally astonishing that this situation has persisted for so long.
I liked the sections on how exactly these organisms are manipulated, because armed with this information one is far better placed to deal with the rest of the information in the book, and also better armed and informed about how and why these things are just so scary and unproven.
The support of so many scientific organisations for something based on unsound information and research (or indeed a complete absence of such) is also surprising and shocking. But the details are there, and therefore I have no reason to believe that Mr Druker is not giving us the truth. Also amazing is the degree to which so many scientists have been ready to align themselves with the biotech industry when the evidence is just not there.
Personally, until I read this book I wasn't particularly in favour of GM, but then that was mostly just based on an idea that maybe we had overstretched ourselves in trying to do what we are doing. The battle with evolution in herbicide resitant crops, for example, an endeavor on which even King Canute would have been reluctant to embark. But now... now I just can't believe what we are opening ourselves up to. I will now go out of my way to avoid GMO, and to spread the word on how and why it's a technology that we simply must abandon.
Read the book, get informed, change your life.
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Steve Druker points out that "what Monsanto wanted (and demanded) from the FDA was a policy that projected the illusion that its foods were being responsibly regulated but that in reality imposed no regulatory requirements at all". That "the US Coordinated Framework for Biotechnology Regulation is based principally in political criteria, not solidly based in science as its proponents claimed."
He graphically explains how if the law "had been obeyed there's little likelihood that any GE food would have entered the nation's kitchens", the FDA has itself " been willfully violating it (the law) for two decades" and "The FDA's policy on GE foods has survived only through widespread confusion". Furthermore, "in addressing the risks posed by genetic engineering,there has been regulatory irresponsibility on a global scale".
Additionally "in its handling of the Pusztai incident, the UK government demonstrated it also desired the disabling of research that could damage the image of biotech - and was just as willing as the US government to effect this in a ruthless manner. Accordingly, although Pusztai's research had been funded by the Scottish government, and was supposed to establish a sounder protocol for future studies on GE food, when it produced embarrassing results, the central goverment shut it down and made sure those engineered potatoes would yield no further distasteful discoveries."
That "due to a malfunction of the American media,false notions about GE foods continue to prevail. Even though the managers of mass communication have been given incontestable evidence of government fraud that's a reckless gamble with public health, they've consistently failed to report it"
This book leaves no doubt whatsoever that the American population, and those in other nations, are now directly standing into danger. The words of 2 American Presidents seem rather apt:
"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people". John F. Kennedy
“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln
Everyone should read this book in order to educate themselves on the ways in which GM poses severe risks and on how remiss the US government and the EU have been and still are in addressing these risks.
It gives several examples of harm to people and to agriculture which have already been documented by ethical, eminent scientists and how the FDA and the GM 'scientists' have tried to discredit full and reliable studies which demonstrate the damage which can be caused.
It also gives an outline of the science involved in producing GM organisms and describes why it is impossible to control outcomes.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the future of the GM industry and in the future of the world generally. It is one of the greatest scandals of our modern age.
Very well packaged and speedy delivery. Highly recommended!
People must be made aware of the scale of the danger of GM food.
I hope more people read this book and take action.