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food industry. At which point in entist, Dr Árpád Pusztai gives a 1998, two-thirds of the food the short interview on British television. American and British people are eating contained genetically modiDuring this he drops a bombshell, saying he believes genetic modification may be a good thing, but longterm tests have to be carried out before anyone can say it is safe to eat genetically modified food. Given the current state of knowledge, he himself wouldn't eat any. continued from page 45

Dr. Pusztai's reasons are simple - he has made tests where rats fed with genetically modified potato in test series suffered serious organ diseases, inflammations, damage to the immune system and retarded organ growth. Pusztai’s explanation makes a devastating impact on the gold digger mood of the GM

his papers are confiscated and he is denied access to his lab. Within three days he is sacked from his job and excluded from the Royal

fied elements – and the public Society, the UK's leading association of scientists. Pressure from aren't aware of this. highest political authorities leads Pusztai does know, and has this to Árpád Pusztai's personal and fact in mind when he gives his professional ruin. In the spring of BBC interview.......... Within hours, 2001 NATURE does something Pusztai is/was under attack. He's which it had never done before. For forbidden to give out any further in- the first time in 137 years, the formation regarding his research, world's most important science magazine actually retracts a published article. This is very strange and very worrying - a scientist is under attack for doing his job. The renowned biolog i s t D r. I g n a c i o Chapela has submitted this article a few months earlier. It is about cross-pollination of Mexico's indigenous maize by GM varieties, but the continued on page 47

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