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Seeds of Deception By Jeffrey M. Smith

Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith

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Summary

Seeds of Deception reveals that company research is rigged, alarming evidence of health dangers is covered up, and that political and corporate bullying form the seedy background to the spread of GM crops.

Seeds of Deception Summary

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Corporate and Government Lies About the Safety of Genetically Engineered Food by Jeffrey M. Smith

Worldwide industry manipulation and political collusion, rather than sound science, have brought genetically engineered food into our daily diet. Seeds of Deception reveals that company research is rigged, alarming evidence of health dangers is covered up, and that political and corporate bullying form the seedy background to the spread of GM crops. Seeds of Deception shows that: Scientists have been offered bribes or threatened. Evidence has been stolen, and critical data has been omitted from research reports or distorted. Government employees who complained have been harassed, stripped of responsibilities, or fired. Laboratory rats fed a GM crop developed stomach lesions, and seven of the forty rats died within two weeks. The crop was approved without further tests. When top scientist Arpad Pusztai of the Rowett Institute in Abderdeen tried to alert the public about his alarming discoveries, he lost his job and was silenced with threats of a lawsuit. Seeds of Deception includes the internal memos by US?Food &?Drug Administration scientists which warn of toxins, allergies, and new diseases; all these memos were ignored by their superiors, who included a former lawyer for Monsanto. The book also reveals how industry studies are designed to avoid finding problems; and that the US?FDA withheld information from Congress after a genetically modified supplement killed nearly a hundred people and disabled thousands.

Seeds of Deception Reviews

"Seeds of Deception is a major event in informing the public about the safety or (more precisely the lack of it) of genetically modified foods, which are hailed to be one of the most important scientific developments of our age. In contrast to the bland assurances from official propaganda, the book lays bare the concerted machinations of the biotechnology industry, the media, politicians and the regulatory authorities, all united in their effort and using any means to allay the rightful concerns and fears of the public about this unpredictable and unsafe technology." Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D. Leading Expert on Safety Research conducted on GM Foods

About Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith has worked in the field of genetically modified (GM) foods for nearly a decade. In 1998 he ran for US Congress to raise public awareness of their health and environmental impacts. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Meacher. Introduction. Suppressing the Evidence. What Could Go Wrong - A Partial List. Spilled Milk. Deadly Epidemic. Government By the Industry, For the Industry. Rolling the Dice with Allergies. Muscling the Media. Changing Your Diet. What You Can Do. Epilogue. Appendix A: GM Foods at a Glance. Appendix B: Enzymes & Additives. Notes. Index. About the Author.

Additional information

GOR002168127
9781903998410
1903998417
Seeds of Deception: Exposing Corporate and Government Lies About the Safety of Genetically Engineered Food by Jeffrey M. Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Green Books
2004-04-22
304
N/A
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