Steven Druker is the public interest attorney who in 1992 filed the lawsuit that forced the US Food & Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. Last month, he released his book documenting that work. It’s called Altered Genes Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It’s a gut wrenching read – and by that I mean, I have no idea what’s safe to eat now. So I called him up with just one question – after all he’s learned, what is safe to eat?
Druker speaks Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, no ticket necessary. He’ll also give a press conference Friday morning with Jane Goodall, who says Altered Genes Twisted Truth “one of the most important books of the last 50 years.” The two are visiting the Beehive State as guests of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program and the Pax Natura Foundation.
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Students, Scholars, and Civilians come together in this online project to ‘map’ spaces of historical and cultural significance in Salt Lake City. Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Infinite Cities,’ professors at the University of Utah and Westminster College have collaborated to launch ‘Mapping SLC,’ a creative cartography project that asks residents to submit essays, videos, and other projects that survey the town – what it is now, and what was here before.
More information: www.mappingslc.org