Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
- How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
- Narrated by: Steven M. Druker, Christopher Lane, Laural Merlington
- Length: 21 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-05-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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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By Peter on 10-19-15
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.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Mark on 09-04-15
This is a great book!!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I have always wondered why there is so much ignorance on the topic of GMO foods. This book explains why.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth?
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.
Which scene was your favorite?
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.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
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.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Peter on 02-14-17
Unmissable information when contemplating GMO
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.