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Scientists Under Attack [electronic resource]: When Corporate Interests Control Research

Connell Creations (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
According to some estimates, 95 percent of scientists conducting research in the field of genetic engineering are funded by agribusiness or related industries. What happens when researchers decide to work independently, steering clear of corporate influences? What are the consequences when scientific findings go against the interests of deep-pocket donors? This film profiles scientists who, based on rigorous investigation, have criticized the use of genetic modification and have been ostracized-some might say punished-for their conclusions. Viewers learn about the work of Dr. Ignacio Chapela, a Mexican biologist who faced a dubious public relations campaign against him and his Nature article on genetically modified maize, as well as the case of Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a Hungarian-born biochemist and nutritionist suspended from Scotland's Rowett Research Institute for public statements about genetically modified potatoes. Additionally, several other respected experts on GMO issues provide insite.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
88 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
When Corporate Interests Control Research
Contents
  • Credits and Introductory Material: Scientists Under Attack: When Corporate Interests Control Research (3:51)
  • Agribusiness: Private Science (2:02)
  • Silencing Scientists (2:45)
  • GM Foods Study Results (2:47)
  • GM Foods: Documented Risks (2:46)
  • Bed Research (3:13)
  • Suppressed Science (2:41)
  • GM Industry Self-Regulated (2:34)
  • Government's False Assurances (2:28)
  • Early Years of Attorney/Ecologist (2:08)
  • Ubiquitous Transgenic Material (2:39)
  • Seed Library (1:53)
  • Tainted Corn (3:18)
  • Corporate Retribution (3:49)
  • Uncontrolled Transgenic Reproduction (1:50)
  • Scientists' Gag Orders (3:26)
  • New Life for Deposed Scientist (2:30)
  • GM Foods and Genetic Changes (2:21)
  • GM Crops and Animal Fertility (2:16)
  • From Soy Crop to Weed Patch (4:38)
  • Monsanto's Claims Debunked (4:23)
  • Importance of Air Samples (4:38)
  • Private Research at Berkeley (2:39)
  • Corporatized Science (5:28)
  • Suppression at UC Berkeley (2:15)
  • Time and Place for Reflection (3:38)
  • Bio-Safety Science (2:32)
  • Human Right to Rule Nature (1:28)
  • Economy of Ecology (3:41)
  • Credits: Scientists Under Attack: When Corporate Interests Control Research (1:00)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2009.
Publisher no.
50569 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (88 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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