February 20, 2009

Research Scientist are gagged and bound

From a statement submitted by 26 Government research scientists

"Technology/stewardship agreements required for the purchase of genetically
modified seed explicitly prohibit research. These agreements inhibit public
scientists from pursuing their mandated role on behalf of the public good unless
the research is approved by industry. As a result of restricted access, no truly
independent research can be legally conducted on many critical questions
regarding the technology, its performance, its management implications, IRM, and
its interactions with insect biology. Consequently, data flowing to an EPA
Scientific Advisory Panel from the public sector is unduly limited."

Read about here:
Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

Published: February 19, 2009

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