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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth Audiobook

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

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This audiobook 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 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.

©2015 2015 Steven M. Druker. Foreword © 2015 Jane Goodall. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Roundup® Roundup Ready® and YieldGard® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Company. Prozac® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Flavr Savr™ is a registered trademark of Calgene and Monsanto Company.

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    Peter 10-19-15
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    "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
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    Mark Bothell, WA, United States 09-04-15
    Mark Bothell, WA, United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    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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    Wilko 10-23-15
    Wilko 10-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    Any additional comments?

    How is it that while Monsanto is a much smaller company than Exxon, it can afford to buy an overwhelming majority of scientists and regulators to lie to us about the how safe GMOs are? How is it that Exxon, BP, Shell, and the Saudis, who are orders of magnitude bigger and more powerful than Monsanto, are not able to buy a majority of scientists to claim that there is no global warming?This book did not explain this but it did bore me to tears.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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