Loc: Waterloo, NY
Steven Druker Interview
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – The FDA’s Illegal Release of GE Foods
August 25, 2015 by Carol Grieve'
I spoke with Steven Druker, attorney and author of the page-turning book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. In his book, Druker meticulously details the evidence he discovered through the discovery process of the lawsuit. He writes about how genetically engineered foods (GE foods), which the FDA said were generally recognized as safe (GRAS) first achieved commercialization only because the FDA covered up the extensive warnings of its own scientists about their abnormal risks, lied about the facts, and deliberately violated federal food safety law by allowing them onto the market without having been proven safe through standard testing. Druker outlines how the FDA and other GE proponents have created so much confusion that although US food safety law in regard to GE foods is much stricter than EU law, most people are under the illusion it’s weaker. He explains that these inadequately tested foods have entered the American market, not due to the law’s failings, but to the FDA’s failure to obey it.