New York, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2011
Author Anna Kavanaugh had retired from her career as a novelist in 2008, but has this week made a shocking announcement of her return. Her resurfacing comes as a welcome surprise to dedicated fans who held out hope this day would come, and it has come in with a roar. In line with the author's previous reputation in tackling the controversial, she is holding back no punches.
Altering DNA. Genetically modified human food sources. These are disturbing topics, one that few consumers fully understand and have stirred controversy since the USDA approved the growing of genetically modified foods and likewise, the FDA stamped approval on the sale of meat and dairy products from cloned animals and their offspring in 2008. Of no small matter either; the administration further ruled that no labels were necessary on such products sold to the public. The same controversy has similarly troubled consumers in Europe. These accepted practices, yet still suspiciously lacking in public disclosure regulation or consideration, span concerns across the board. Serious ethical, moral, spiritual, humane, and human health questions all arise, yet go unanswered.
Author Anna Kavanaugh is outraged and fearful of where our organic food supply is heading, and to what end. In her upcoming trilogy series, “The Cord of Callows” being three installment novels “Provenance”, “Creed” and “Covenant” the author opens fire on these practices and minces no words in describing her fears of the nightmare we may be imposing on future generations.
“It is incomprehensible to me that in this day and age we as people are stripped of our right to choose what we put into our bodies, and the bodies of our children.” Kavanaugh explains. “There are FDA and USDA regulations everywhere that guarantee our right as consumers to know how many carbohydrates are in a product, or if a product contains potentially cancer causing agents such has been speculated with nitrates or aspartame. It is even regulation we must be told, in case of consumer allergy, if a product was manufactured in such a way where it could have traces of peanut dust. Yet we are denied the general disclosure that we are eating DNA manipulated or outright cloned food product and putting it into the mouths of our children?”
In “The Cord of Callows” trilogy, the scope of the story will span several generations and will challenge the practice of genetic engineering and modification methods infiltrating our worldwide food supply today, introducing inorganic consumption products to the unsuspecting and uninformed public consumer. Book One is entitled “Provenance” Book Two is entitled “Creed” and Book Three is entitled “Covenant.” The trilogy is an expansion of Ms. Kavanaugh’s original novel, “The Cord of Callows,” which will now become book two of the series, “Creed.”
The trilogy is bound to spark public awareness and controversy and get people talking about the ethical, health, and spiritual issues. The author is vehement in her plea for public agencies to take heed and reconsider their regulations.
“It is an outrage and terrifying glimpse of how little control we consumers have over our lives and the perceived choices we make in what we feel is best for ourselves and our families. The rules need to change," Kavanaugh asserts, "And if the rules change and we're granted some public awareness, hopefully the practice will change."
It is a subject that isn't easy to consider, because we have no evidence of dire future consequence. Kavanaugh believes it's not as important to predict what could happen as it is to ask questions and make consciously informed decisions to prevent it. The author fears for what impact the the long term ingestion of DNA manipulated food sources could have on our own DNA.
"Consumers have the right to choose in every way how they treat their bodies," Kavanaugh says. It is a personal choice and in this case we get into serious ethical and even spiritual considerations. No agency has the right to interfere with that through denial of disclosure. Our bodies are sacred and it is our individual responsibility to protect and preserve our health, just as it is a choice to neglect our bodies, as unfortunately so many of us do. The decision of how we care for ourselves is a freedom of choice issue. For example, we know smoking causes cancer and we make the informed decision to either accept the risk or to avoid it. We see labels on everything; low-fat, gluten-free, fat-free, 50% less sodium, contains aspartame or phenylalanine. Why isn’t cloned or genetically altered on the disclosures list? We do not know the long term ramifications to our body or evolutionary process by introducing DNA manipulated food into our systems. I feel we have a right and a responsibility as consumers to decide if we want to take part in that experiment by subjecting our bodies to the potential risks or health hazards."
After a summer spent living away in Spain and Ireland, the fairly reclusive author has returned to the United States and is penning the additional two novels of the callows trilogy, "Provenance" and "Covenant." Ms. Kavanaugh will focus the science fiction-fantasy genre series on her vision of the potential physical and spiritual ramifications to future generations should these practices continue to gain increasing acceptance. Primarily, the series seeks to examine free will and weigh the cost inherent through several paradoxical ironies and the lens of a higher perspective.
“The Cord of Callows: Creed” will be available for order on September 28, 2011. The callows trilogy will be published by The Callahan Croft Publishing House. Contact information for promotional interview arrangement with the author appears to the side.