Druker talk on transgenics will be Tuesday

Steven Druker, author of “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth,” will address the public at a free presentation 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Universidad de Costa Rica. The location is the auditorium Sala de Profesores of the Facultad de Medicina in San Pedro.

Druker is being sponsored here by the Pax Natura Foundation, and his visit is being welcomed by those seeking to establish a national moratorium on genetically modified organisms.

An announcement pulls no punches.

The book reveals the fraudulent base of the efforts that promote the oligopoly of the corporations for transgenic foods and warns of the unacceptable risks of this for the environment and human health, it said.

The announcement also accused the U.S. government and its regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration, of twisting in a systematic manner the data about the genetically altered foods.

Opponents of genetically modified crops went into action after the  government Comisión Técnica Nacional de Bioseguridad approved the planting of modified corn by D&PL Semillas, Ltda., a Monsanto Corp. subsidiary.

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