Review by Michael Gilbertson, PhD
The North American Way of Doing Business.
As Abraham Lincoln said in 1864 during the American Civil War, “As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow”. On the front cover of Dr. Shiv Chopra’s book is a photograph of the Canadian Parliament Buildings and emblazoned in the sky and across the Peace Tower is the audacious title, Corrupt to the Core. In the early part of the last century, this same Parliament gave Canadians the Food and Drug Act to protect human health from adulterated food and to ensure Drug efficacy and safety. During the past ten years, Dr. Shiv Chopra has become a household name in Canada for his attempts to uphold the policies of the Food and Drug Act and its regulations. Within a week of Paul Martin narrowly winning the 2004 general election, Dr. Chopra and two other Health Canada colleagues, Dr. Margaret Haydon and Dr. Gerard Lambert, were fired after decades of opposing the use of antibiotics and hormones in food production.
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