In a challenge delivered to Monsanto's headquarters on May 20, 2015, U.S. public interest attorney Steven Druker calls on that corporation to find any inaccurate statements of fact in his new book:
The thoroughly documented and referenced book exposes the substantial risks of genetically engineered foods and the multiple misrepresentations that have enabled them to permeate world markets.
Druker asserts that if Monsanto cannot prove that his book is essentially erroneous, the world will have a right to regard these controversial foods as unacceptably risky - and to promptly ban them.
'Altered Genes - Twisted Truth' was released in March 2015 and is the result of more than 15 years of intensive research and investigation by Druker, who initiated a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that forced it to divulge its files on GM foods.
The book indicates that the commercialization of GM food in the U.S. was based on a massive fraud.
If the FDA had heeded its own experts' advice and publicly acknowledged their warnings that GM foods entailed higher risks than their conventional counterparts, Druker says that the GM food venture would have imploded and never gained traction anywhere.
He also argues that that many well-placed scientists have repeatedly issued misleading statements about GM foods, and so have leading scientific institutions such as,
- the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
- the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- the UK's Royal Society
"Contrary to the assertions of its proponents, the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world's food supply is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science - and it would collapse if subjected to an open airing of the facts."
Read entire article here..."If by July 20th you and your allies have not been able to refute the essential factual accuracy of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth according to the terms set forth above, the world will have a right to assume that it is as sound as the experts who reviewed it have affirmed - and to conclude that GE foods are unacceptably risky and must be banned."