Scientists Under Attack DVD
Scientists Under Attack
In the 90s, multinational corporations such as Monsanto introduced genetically modified plants onto the market. Some called it an agricultural revolution that would solve the world's food problems. Others viewed these plants as irreversible destroyers of the planet's bio-diversity and a grave threat to the safety of our food supply. Although many people look to scientists to resolve this dispute, can we trust what they tell us?
About 95% of genetic engineering research is paid for and controlled by the industry. When the handful of independent researchers do discover problems, they often face a corporate-driven firestorm of attacks, distortion, and denial.
Arpad Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela are two prime examples. Both are distinguished scientists who uncovered important and disturbing facts about GMOs; soon after, their careers were in ruins. They became casualties of the vested interests that now dominate big business, politics, and scientific research. Their stories not only illustrate the danger of corporate contriol in general, but also the serious risks of this new generation of gene-spliced foods and crops.
One private company, now supported by the US FDA, wants their patented, genetically engineered, super-sized salmon in our pots and frying pans.
But critics warn of dire consequences to our health and to the future of natural salmon.