On Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9pm, the Bioscience Resource Project is hosting an event featuring lawyer Steven Druker from the Alliance for Bio-Integrity. Steven Druker will introduce and answer questions about his new book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.
After Steven Druker’s talk, there will be refreshments and a chance to talk to him, as well as to local non-profits working on healthy, sustainable and just food system alternatives. Biologists Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson will be representing The Bioscience Resource Project and Independent Science News. Visit these and other information tables before and after the main event. Buffalo Street Books will be selling copies of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.
Time and Place:
The Unitarian Church in Ithaca, NY, on the corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm (doors open at 6:30pm). This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
More about Steven Druker and Altered Genes Twisted Truth:
Steven Druker is the person whose lawsuit obtained early biotech regulatory discussions from within the FDA, revealing that FDA suppressed warnings by its own scientists. He also uncovered information that the rats fed FlavrSavr tomatoes, the first ever GMO crop, had unexplained stomach lesions. His important book reveals the failure of the U.S. to regulate GMOs and the unscientific nature of GMO proponents’ claims that genetic engineering is safe, precise and predictable. Early concerns of scientists about dangers inherent in the genetic engineering process and release or escape of GMOs were quickly suppressed and a false consensus on GMO safety was claimed. Altered Genes Twisted Truth documents how this process started in the the 1970s and continues today.
“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. 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. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”–Jane Goodall, Ph.D. (from the Foreword)
“Steven Druker has written a great book that could well be a milestone in the endeavor to establish a scientifically sound policy on genetically engineered foods. The evidence is comprehensive, clear, and compelling; and its credibility is irrefutable. 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, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri – Columbia
“The examination of genetic engineering from the standpoint of software engineering is especially insightful, exposing how the former is more like a ‘hackathon’ than a careful, systematic methodology for revising complex information systems. I will recommend this book to my friends.”–Thomas J. McCabe, developer of the cyclomatic complexity software metric.
“Steven Druker’s meticulously researched book pieces together the deeply disturbing and tremendously important history of the intertwined science and politics of GMOs. Understanding this ongoing struggle is a key to understanding science in the modern world.”–Allison Wilson, PhD molecular geneticist, Science Director, The Bioscience Resource Project
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth reviewed by Jane Goodall in the Ecologist on 26th March 2015 at: http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/2782286/altered_genes_twisted_truth.html
Sustainable Pulse review: Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud over GMOs
BioEngineering is Biohacking by Steven Druker: http://bioscienceresource.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/BioEngineering-is-Biohacking_Druker-Lecture-Description.pdf