A Whistle-blowing Hero!
Dr. Árpád Pusztai is known for his controversial discovery that GM potatoes actually cause damage to the intestines and immune systems of rats. His now famous words with anti-GMO groups are,
“If I had the choice I would certainly not eat it (GMO Foods). We are putting new things into food, which have not been eaten before. The effects on the immune system are not easily predictable and I challenge anyone who will say that the effects are predictable…
…I find it’s very unfair to use our fellow citizens as guinea pigs.”
Sadly, but NOT surprisingly, after 36 years as a respected scientist at the Rowett Research Institute…his contract was not renewed.
But there is hope! In 2005, he received the Whistleblower Award from the German Section of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW).
In 2010, The Huffington Post did a piece on this amazing, and brave, Scientist entitled:
If you have never seen it, it is well worth your time to do so!
If only more scientists would come forward and do the right thing for humanity!
After all…science is from the Latin word ‘scientia’, meaning “knowledge”, and what we do with that knowledge can either be a gain or loss to humanity.