Scientists Under Attack

Scientists Under Attack

When Corporate Interests Control Research

Streaming Video - 2013
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According to some estimates, 95 percent of scientists conducting research in the field of genetic engineering are funded by agribusiness or related industries. What happens when researchers decide to work independently, steering clear of corporate influences? What are the consequences when scientific findings go against the interests of deep-pocket donors? This film profiles scientists who, based on rigorous investigation, have criticized the use of genetic modification and have been ostracized-some might say punished-for their conclusions. Viewers learn about the work of Dr. Ignacio Chapela, a Mexican biologist who faced a dubious public relations campaign against him and his Nature article on genetically modified maize, as well as the case of Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a Hungarian-born biochemist and nutritionist suspended from Scotland's Rowett Research Institute for public statements about genetically modified potatoes. Additionally, several other respected experts on GMO issues provide insite.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (88 min.) :,sd., col

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