Systematic Misrepresentation of GE Food Safety.

In this MUST READ article, “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth (http://www.chelseagreen.com/altered-genes-twisted-truth) author Steve Druker carefully reveals that vouching for the scientifically-unsupportable “safety” of genetically engineered food has come from respected public institutions which should – and in fact do – know better. The methodical misrepresentation of GE food “safety” has foisted untrustworthy legions of UNTESTED GE FOOD onto grocery stores shelves across America. Jim

“Nevertheless, the FDA claimed that its scientists had determined that all safety questions had been resolved – and that the tomato had been demonstrated to be just as safe as other tomatoes. And because the FDA kept a lid on its scientists’ memos, no one outside the agency was aware of the fraud. The memos only came to light four years later (in 1998) when my organization, the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, led a lawsuit that compelled the FDA to hand over more than 44,000 pages of its internal files. However, because the mainstream media has failed to adequately report what those documents reveal, most people are still unaware of the FDA’s misbehavior…

“The pervasiveness of the concerns is attested by an FDA official who studied the expert input and declared: ‘The processes of genetic engineering and traditional breeding are different, and according to the technical experts in the agency, they lead to different risks.’ [ix] In light of the unique risks, those experts called for GE foods to undergo careful testing capable of detecting unexpected side effects…

“If the FDA had told the truth and disclosed the extensive concerns of its own experts, the subsequent history of the GE venture would have surely been very different – and might well have been quite short…

“So if the world’s oldest and most respected scientific institution cannot argue for the safety of GE foods without systematically distorting the facts, it indicates that such distortion is essential to the argument. Moreover, when the multitude of distortions and deceptions that have been issued on behalf of these products over the last thirty-five years are compiled and irrefutably documented (as in my book), the conclusion that the GE food venture could not have survived without them becomes virtually inescapable.”

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/how-the-ge-food-venture-has-been-chronically-dependent-on-deception/