Steven M. Drucker
By n brown on March 7, 2015
Author Steven Druker raises an interesting parallel between computer systems and genetic manipulation. While computer systems – especially those that are life-dependent and life-sustaining – are carefully tested and retested to make sure that no “glitch” or “bug” could cause catastrophic harm, alterations to the far more complex genetic code of plants are made without similar precautions. These novel plants are grown, harvested, and consumed with little or no independent testing.
Two far-reaching reviews of GMO safety studies—one conducted by the University of Minnesota and another spearheaded by Dr. Jose L. Domingo, editor in chief of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology—both found that about half of the studies reviewed linked GMO consumption to health risks. If a car’s brakes failed in half of its pre-market road tests, that car would certainly be kept off the market until it met basic safety standards.
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is a clarion call for a much closer examination of the environmental and health issues raised by each and every one of these products of industry laboratories. Everyone concerned about human health, the health of our land, and the future of food must demand answers to the serious questions raised in this book.