I don’t know about you, but I love food and lots of it as often as I can eat it! I also like to know that what I am eating is health, or as healthy as the situation allows. Now imagine you are a scientist learning the pros and cons of GMO’s in our food and found they can be harmful to the people who eat them after a long period of time. Unfortunately, these findings end up ruining your career. Is this fair or just another way that big business and the government to withhold the truth?
- The biotech industry went on the attack. Newspaper articles published a false claim that the potatoes had been modified from a poisonous jack bean
- Because of the controversy, the paper received three times the normal number of peer reviewers.
- According to some commentators, the controversy that erupted played a key role in turning British public opinion against GM foods
“When Chapela came up for tenure in 2003, he was unanimously recommended by the tenure committee, but the university still denied him.”