This article originally published on GM Watch by Clare Robinson
At a conference in honour of Dr Árpád Pusztai, Prof Vyvyan Howard exposed ongoing regulatory failure over GM crops and foods.
On 26-27 May, I attended a two-day conference in Edinburgh called The Integrity of Science, about the conflicts between corporate interests, public policy, and independent science, in honour of the late Dr Árpád Pusztai (1930–2021).
In the late 1990s Dr Pusztai carried out important experiments to test the safety of GMO potatoes and found that they harmed the health of rats. In 1998 he went public with his findings, saying on British TV that he would not eat GM potatoes and thought it was “very unfair to use our fellow citizens as guinea pigs” for GMO technology.