A new book being launched today in London by American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how the U.S. government has consistently misrepresented facts about GMO’s and the scientific research about their safety.
Based on the evidence presented in the book, Druker and Goodall assert that it would be foolhardy to push forward with a technology that is unacceptably risky and should never have been allowed on the market in the first place.
The result of more than 15 years of intensive research and investigation by Druker, the book reveals 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 efforts would have never gained traction anywhere.
Among the things the book details are:
- Many well-placed scientists have repeatedly issued misleading statements about GM foods, and so have leading scientific institutions such as the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the UK’s Royal Society.
- Contrary to the claims of biotech advocates, humans have been harmed by consuming the output of genetic engineering. In fact, the technology’s first ingestible product (a food supplement of the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan) caused dozens of deaths and seriously sickened thousands of people (permanently disabling many of them). Also, the evidence points to the genetic alteration as the most likely cause of the unusual contamination that rendered the supplement toxic.
- Laboratory animals have also suffered from eating products of genetic engineering, and well-conducted tests with GM crops have yielded many troubling results, including intestinal abnormalities, liver disturbances, and impaired immune systems.
- Numerous scientists (including those on the FDA’s Biotechnology Task Force) have concluded that the process of creating genetically modified food radically differs from conventional breeding and entails greater risk.
- There has never been a consensus within the scientific community that GM foods are safe.
For more on the information and details about this important book click here.
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