Now Available: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Steve Druker

“Druker’s brilliant expose catches the promoters of GE food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. This book is sure to send shockwaves around the world.”   –Jeffrey Smith

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How does it happen that a handful of multinational corporations (MNCs) can systematically takeover control of food safety and food security for the entire human population, and insidiously launch the largest land grab in history?

These patented ‘life forms’ and the ‘legal’ framework that protects the MNCs as they roll out their plan to “feed the world” are nothing less than the latest form of colonialism. The collateral damage could be the health of you and your family.  

GMOs are rapidly becoming the greatest civil rights issue of our time; the more you know, the better decisions you will make.

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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
“Without Doubt One of the Most Important Books of the Last 50 Years”

World-famous (and well-beloved) primatologist Jane Goodall has written the foreword, in which she not only hails it as one of the most important books of the last 50 years but states: “I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it. It will go a long way toward dispelling the confusion and delusion that has been created regarding the genetic engineering process and the foods it produces. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”

Druker’s brilliant expose catches the promoters of genetically modified food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth does far more than expose the FDA’s fraud. It reveals how the entire GE food venture has been chronically and crucially dependent on fraud – and how the key misrepresentations have been dispensed by eminent scientists and scientific institutions such as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.K. Royal Society.

Praise for Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

“A fascinating book: highly informative, eminently readable, and most enjoyable. It’s a real page-turner and an eye-opener.”

– Richard C. Jennings, PhD Department of History and Philosophy of Science,

University of Cambridge

“This incisive and insightful book is truly outstanding. Not only is it well-reasoned and scientifically solid, it’s a pleasure to read – and a must-read. Through its masterful marshalling of facts, it dispels the cloud of disinformation that has misled people into believing that GE foods have been adequately tested and don’t entail abnormal risk.”

       — David Schubert, PhD molecular biologist and Head of Cellular Neurobiology,

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

“A great book. The evidence is comprehensive and irrefutable; the reasoning is clear and compelling. No one has documented other cases of irresponsible behavior by government regulators and the scientific establishment nearly as well as Druker documents this one. His book should be widely read and thoroughly heeded.”

       — John Ikerd, PhD Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri

 “Steven Druker’s meticulously documented, well-crafted, and spellbinding narrative should serve as a clarion call to all of us. In particular, his chapter detailing the deadly epidemic of 1989-90 that was linked with a genetically engineered food supplement is especially significant. . . . Overall his discussion of this tragic event, as well as its ominous implications, is the most comprehensive, evenly-balanced and accurate account that I have read.” 

       — Stephen Naylor, PhD Professor of Biochemistry, Mayo Clinic (1991-2001)

“A landmark. It should be required reading in every university biology course.”

– Joseph Cummins, PhD Professor Emeritus of Genetics,

Western University, Ontario

 “A remarkable work. If the numerous revelations it contains become widely known, the arguments being used to defend genetically engineered foods will be untenable.”

   –Frederick Kirschenmann, PhD Distinguished Fellow,

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University

Brazilian Research Provides Clue to Jump in Leukemia Rates at Huazhong Agricultural University in Central China?

Is genetically modified rice linked to a sudden rise in the leukemia incidence rate among students at Huazhong Agricultural University (HUA) in central China, in one of the country’s three top rice-producing regions?

spraying rice in China“When we entered the University, the school required all students to promote genetic modification (GM), upon entering the University, our teacher told us that the rice used by our canteen is GM rice from the university’s experimental base,” students stated(Chen I-wan, 2014). The leukemia incidence rate of the students at the Huazhong University is now estimated to be about three times the normal incidence rate.

Last year, a Brazilian study, “Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as spore-crystal strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac, or Cry2Aa in Swiss albino mice” (Mezzomo, 2013), published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases, showed that Bt toxins are toxic to the blood of mice and cause red blood cells to rupture, as well as a significant reduction in bone marrow cell proliferation. Some think there may be a connection.

While it is not clear that health problems among the HUA students or others who may have been eating the insect resistant genetically modified rice (IRGM) were actually a consideration, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified rice and corn. The certificates expired August 17th. Wang Jing, a Greenpeace official based in Beijing, wrote in an email to ScienceInsider, “We believe that loopholes in assessing and monitoring [GM] research, as well as the public concern around safety issues are the most important reasons that the certifications have not been renewed” (Normile, 2014).

 

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Sources.

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4bb17e9d0102uzu5.html

http://english.sina.com/china/2014/0407/689994.html

http://www.gmoevidence.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/JHTD-1-104.pdf

http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/08/china-pulls-plug-genetically-modified-rice-and-corn

 

China Positioned to Decide if 2-4-D Resistant GMOs Will Be Adopted by U.S. Farmers

China map with flagCould China stop the new 2,4-D resistant GMO crops from spreading across U.S. farmlands?

If China refuses to grant import approval, then the answer could be YES. 

While non-GMO advocates and environmentalists work feverishly through the U.S. court system to prohibit Dow Agrosciences from unleashing the so-called Agent Orange GMO seeds, Dow has voluntarily restricted launch of their new EnlistTM soybeans and corn pending import approval from China.

Within just a few days of the USDA’s deregulation of Dow’s Enlist GMO corn and soybeans on September 17, China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) announced a suspension of the import approval process for a genetically modified soybean variety, citing “low public acceptance” of GMO food. The Reuters article published September 26, quoted an unnamed industry association executive, “Previously if the MoA decided not to approve a new product, it would be because of not enough data, but this year, the reason is because they are considering social acceptance problems.” The source further declined to identify the soybean variety involved.

This is a huge issue for the U.S. agribusiness industry as China accounts for about 20 percent of all U.S. farm exports which reached a record $26.7 billion in fiscal year 2013. According to USDA data, China imported a whopping 26,734,048 metric tons of soybeans for the year ending October 3, 2014. That is over 60% of the U.S. total export sales of soybeans by volume.

To further emphasize the importance of the Chinese disposition toward GMOs, a series of disruptions to the grain markets caused by China’s refusal of shipments of over 1 million tons of U.S. corn last year cost U.S. agribusiness more than US$1 billion according to estimates by the National Grain & Feed Association. The corn contained trace amounts of a biotech trait commercialized in the U.S. by Syngenta but unapproved for import into China.

It is no surprise then, that the grain industry was deeply involved in consultation with Dow prior to the company’s decision in November to restrict the sale of Enlist GMO corn and soybeans for the 2015 planting season. In what has been billed as the company’s most important product launch ever, Dow official, Joe Vertin, acknowledged in an interview last November that their approach was a ‘unique’ reaction to China. “We want to make sure that we respect their (China’s) process,” Vertin said. Enlist corn may only be planted for feed on-farm with no sales permitted into commercial market channels; Enlist soybeans will be made available to a limited number of growers with the requirement that producers enter into a contract to sell any seed produced only to Dow Agrosciences.

Dow’s Enlist seeds are genetically modified to withstand application of their patented herbicide, Enlist DuoTM, a highly potent combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D. By marketing the Enlist seeds and Enlist Duo herbicide as a complete weed control system, Dow is seeking to capitalize on the dramatic spread of the glyphosate-resistant weeds known as Superweeds, which are now estimated to have spread over 70 million acres in the U.S. In a somewhat ironic form of acknowledgement of the problem created by overuse of their Roundup Ready® GMO seeds, Monsanto was the first licensee of Dow’s Enlist trait in corn.

 

About IRT. The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) is a non-profit organization that researches and reports news and information about the health risks of genetically engineered food. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are present in processed foods and many food products.

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http://newsroom.dowagro.com/press-release/dow-agrosciences-monsanto-cross-license-advanced-corn-trait-technology-designed-provid

http://www.enlist.com/en/find-enlist-traits

http://www.enlist.com/en/how-it-works/enlist-duo-herbicide

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/09/18/dow-chemical-receives-usda-approval-to-commercialize-its-enlist-corn-and-soybean-seeds-in-the-u-s/

https://www.mda.state.mn.us/food/business/~/media/Files/food/business/economics/exports-soybeans.ashx

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http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/foreign-agricultural-trade-of-the-united-states-(fatus)/us-agricultural-trade-data-update.aspx#.VEvyVvnF98E

 

Medical/Science Writer

writing-laptop-rgbIf you take a look at www.GlutenandGMOs.com, you’ll find a long article by Jeffrey Smith and others, a summary article written in a more popular style, and links to resources, films, a research paper, etc. This information is critical for those who treat or suffer from gluten sensitivity in order to understand how consumption of GMOs and Roundup may initiate or exacerbate the condition.

The scientific evidence now exists to link these culprits to numerous other conditions. Furthermore, we have reports from many individuals and healthcare professionals that these conditions improve or disappear soon after a non-GMO diet begins.
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