Shiv Chopra’s name has become synonymous with food safety. He and fellow scientists have waged many battles over 4 decades against a succession of Canadian federal ministries of health and helped to protect the food supply worldwide. With support of his union, Dr Chopra and his colleagues refused to approve various harmful drugs intended for meat and milk production. He endured disciplinary actions, spoke out publicly, testified at Senate committees, and won federal court cases against Health Canada. Due to Dr. Chopra’s work, Bovine Growth Hormone was barred in Canada in 1999 and in the EU. He has spoken out on BGH, dangerous antibiotics like Revalor-H Baytril, and the true causes of mad cow disease.
Originally from India, he has lived in Canada since 1960. He is the author of numerous publications on science, society and religion. His academic qualifications include graduation in veterinary medicine and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including a Fellowship of the World Health Organization.
As a scientist Dr. Chopra’s career is checkered with numerous eminent posts in India, England and Canada. Apart from his work in science, he is a highly acclaimed leader and spokesman on a variety of social and cultural issues in Canada, and around the world. He is the recipient of many community service awards.
On the literary scene, Chopra is the author of a book of poetry, “Wondrous Virgin”; a dance drama, “In Praise of Women”; and an essay series, titled “The Hindus”. The most striking thread in all these writings is due to his unique interpretations of ancient scriptures into modern science. He is frequently described as a renaissance man for the 21st Century.
His earlier book, “FOUR.FIVE: Flood and Modern Science”, contains a comparative analysis of the Biblical book of Genesis with Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. It was published by Nova Science Publishers, New York, in 1995. A new publication along these lines which he is currently working upon is titled: “From Bethlehem to Banaras: In the Footsteps of Jesus”.
His latest release is “Corrupt to the Core” which details a full account of how government corruption endagers the public food supply. This book contains a blueprint for the establishment of food safety and security: Dr. Chopra’s “Five Pillars of Food Safety,” which was presented in April 2008 to the Canadian Parliament by MP (NDP) Paul Dewar.