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The Resource Altered genes, twisted truth : how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government, and systematically deceived the public, Steven M. Druker

Altered genes, twisted truth : how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government, and systematically deceived the public, Steven M. Druker

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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
Title
Altered genes, twisted truth
Title remainder
how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government, and systematically deceived the public
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Steven M. Druker
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book 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 book 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. - Publisher
  • Druker discusses 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
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DLC
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Druker, Steven M
Dewey number
660.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP248.6
LC item number
.D78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Genetic engineering
  • Political corruption
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Political corruption
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Label
Altered genes, twisted truth : how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government, and systematically deceived the public, Steven M. Druker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-501) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jane Goodall -- Introduction: How I reluctantly became an activist: and uncovered the crime that enabled the commercialization of genetically engineered foods -- The politicization of science: and the institutionalization of illusion -- The expansion of the biotech agenda: and the intensification of the politicization -- Disappearing a disaster: how the facts about a deadly epidemic caused by a genetically engineered food have been consistently clouded -- Genes, ingenuity, and disingenuousness: reprogramming the software of life while refashioning the facts -- Illegal entry: the governmental fraud that put GE foods on the US market -- Globalization of regulatory irregularity: how food safety officials in Canada, the EU, and other regions also sidestepped science and sound policy -- Erosion of environmental protection: multiple risks, minimal caution -- Malfunction of the American media: pliant accomplices in cover-up and deception -- Methodical misrepresentation of risk: oversights, anomalies, and delinquencies -- A crop of disturbing data: how the research on GE foods has failed to show they're safe, and instead confirmed they should be off the market -- Overlooked lessons from computer science: the inescapable risks of altering complex information systems -- Unfounded foundational assumptions: the flawed beliefs that undergird agricultural bioengineering -- The devolution of scientists into spin doctors: genetic engineering's most malignant mutation -- New directions and expanded horizons: abandoning genetic engineering and advancing to safe, sustainable, and sensible modes of farming -- Appendix A: Extended examination of the Judge's decision in Alliance for Bio-Integrity v. Shalala -- Appendix B: Two reports by other respected organizations that misrepresent the risks of GE foods
Control code
ocn905378302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780985616908
Lccn
2014951117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1121165
  • (OCoLC)905378302
Label
Altered genes, twisted truth : how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government, and systematically deceived the public, Steven M. Druker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-501) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jane Goodall -- Introduction: How I reluctantly became an activist: and uncovered the crime that enabled the commercialization of genetically engineered foods -- The politicization of science: and the institutionalization of illusion -- The expansion of the biotech agenda: and the intensification of the politicization -- Disappearing a disaster: how the facts about a deadly epidemic caused by a genetically engineered food have been consistently clouded -- Genes, ingenuity, and disingenuousness: reprogramming the software of life while refashioning the facts -- Illegal entry: the governmental fraud that put GE foods on the US market -- Globalization of regulatory irregularity: how food safety officials in Canada, the EU, and other regions also sidestepped science and sound policy -- Erosion of environmental protection: multiple risks, minimal caution -- Malfunction of the American media: pliant accomplices in cover-up and deception -- Methodical misrepresentation of risk: oversights, anomalies, and delinquencies -- A crop of disturbing data: how the research on GE foods has failed to show they're safe, and instead confirmed they should be off the market -- Overlooked lessons from computer science: the inescapable risks of altering complex information systems -- Unfounded foundational assumptions: the flawed beliefs that undergird agricultural bioengineering -- The devolution of scientists into spin doctors: genetic engineering's most malignant mutation -- New directions and expanded horizons: abandoning genetic engineering and advancing to safe, sustainable, and sensible modes of farming -- Appendix A: Extended examination of the Judge's decision in Alliance for Bio-Integrity v. Shalala -- Appendix B: Two reports by other respected organizations that misrepresent the risks of GE foods
Control code
ocn905378302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780985616908
Lccn
2014951117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1121165
  • (OCoLC)905378302

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