Gekaufte Wahrheit [Scientists under Attack]

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Verhaag, Bertram. Gekaufte Wahrheit: Gentechnik im Magnetfeld des Geldes [Scientists under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money]. Munich: DENKmal-Film, 2010. 35mm / DCP, 60 / 88 min.

Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common: they are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists chose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both are suffering the fate of those who criticize the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and scientific research. Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95 percent of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only five percent of the research is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can the public—we all—still trust our scientists? (Source: Adpated from the Official Film Website)

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