Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, Manhattan)

Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common: both are distinguished scientists and both of their careers are in ruins. Both men issued warnings against the sale and consumption of genetically modified (GM) food and both are now suffering the fate of those who criticize the incorporation of GM foods into the foods we eat. Can consumers trust the objectivity of the findings of a scientific community influenced by the money and power of agro-chemical multinational corporations? Director Bertram Verhaag’s exposé paints a vivid picture of a scientific community in danger of losing its objectivity in the face of such pressure.

Q&A after the screening. Part of Globalization, Health and the Environment Program.