How far can we trust corporate science?

One of the sticking points in helping people wake up to the realities around them is the apparent collusion of many scientists and governments with corporate anti-human agendas. Dr. Mercola has kindly put together a couple of examples of this species of science in the report this is excerpted from. He titles his story: “Can you really trust Monsanto — how they corrupted science”.

Man at the centre of the controversy -- was he right, or "politically incorrect"? Or both?

“… Dr. Arpad Pusztai was considered the world expert on GM foods with more than 270 published studies relating to the subject. He was working at the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, when he was interviewed for a World in Action television documentary on August 10, 1998. What he said was to destroy his career because of the reaction of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, puppets of Monsanto and the biotech industry.

Dr. Pusztai told the program that rats fed on certain GM potatoes had suffered stunted growth, damage to the immune system, and their liver, heart and other organs got smaller. He later said this was also the case with the brain, but he had not mentioned that in the TV interview to avoid being ”alarmist.” However, he did say this of GM food: “If I had the choice, I would certainly not eat it.”

On the evening the interview was broadcast, Dr. Pusztai was congratulated for his contribution by Professor Philip James, director of the Rowett Institute. The next morning, the institute issued a press release highlighting that a ”range of carefully controlled studies underlie the basis of Dr. Pusztai’s concerns.”

Forty eight hours later, he was suspended and ordered to hand over all his data. His research team was disbanded and he was threatened with legal action if he spoke to anyone on the subject. Even his personal assistant was banned from talking to him and he was alerted to an institute press release that his contract was not being renewed. He wife was also sacked.

Dr. Pusztai was to have two heart attacks and his wife was put on permanent medication for high blood pressure. The Rowett Institute lied and lied about the reasons for their disgraceful treatment of Dr. Pusztai, as was later proved.

The truth was that his comments on GM food, coming from such a world-class source, had threatened to blow apart the Monsanto claims about the safety of GM. He had to be destroyed with the usual vindictiveness.

Dr. Pusztai is certain that his demise was caused by Tony Blair. He said that the day after the World in Action program, two phone calls were made by Blair’s office to his boss, Philip James, and the next day he was fired. Dr. Pusztai said he was told by a senior manager at Rowett that Blair’s intervention was prompted by a phone call from the United States President Bill Clinton.

The story was confirmed by Professor Robert Orskov, one of Britain’s top nutrition researchers who worked for Rowett for 33 years. He said he was told that phone calls went from Monsanto to Clinton and then to Blair.

”Clinton rang Blair and Blair rang James,” he said. ”There is no doubt he was pushed by Blair to do something. It was damaging the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom because it was going to be a huge blow for Monsanto.”

Another eminent researcher, Stanley Ewen, said that he was told the same story by another senior figure at Rowett:

”That conversation is sealed in my mind. My jaw dropped to the floor. I suddenly saw it all — it was the missing link. Until then, I couldn’t understand how on Monday, Arpad had made the most wonderful breakthrough and on Tuesday it was the most dreadful piece of work and rejected out of hand.”

The vicious campaign against Dr. Pusztai was as coordinated as it was callous. Reports attacking him were published by the Illuminati Royal Society — the scientific establishment exposed in my books — and by the Science and Technology Select Committee of the House of Commons with its pro-Blair majority.

Cabinet Minister Jack Cunningham, another Blair lap-dog, condemned Dr. Pusztai’s ”wholly-misleading results” and said that all GM food in Britain would be safe to eat.

How could someone like Cunningham know that, compared with the world’s leading authority? It has nothing to do with truth or protecting the public. It is about doing the will of the paymasters.

The Bush government and its related agencies have been awash with Monsanto-connected place-people who have been appointed to positions that benefit its operations worldwide. It’s real simple. The corporations control the government and the regulatory agencies and thus dictate the policy in line with their agenda.

This is why governments constantly make decisions that favor the corporations whatever the evidence put before them. The evidence doesn’t matter because the deal was done from the start and the ”public debate” was just to kid the people they actually live in an open society….”

Read the whole story on Dr. Mercola’s site (may require free signup)

Dr. Pusztai’s website

More on the case of Dr. Pusztai

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One response to “How far can we trust corporate science?

  1. VERY INFORMATIVE! I learned a lot by reading this. http://obtuseview.com is my blog and my latest post may be of some interest to you concerning corp. science and GMOs.

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