News!: 5/23 - Univ. of California
Reverses Itself & Gives Tenure to Leading Biotech Critic Ignacio
RELEASING PAPER ON GE CONTAMINATION
A well-respected and popular professor at the University of California
in Berkeley has been fired after publishing a scientific paper
regarding the uncontrolled contamination of irreplaceable native
Mexican corn varieties by genetically engineered corn.
Ignacio Chapela, whose corn contamination article was published
in the science journal "Nature," was mysteriously denied
his tenure, despite the fact the UC Berkeley tenure review panel
had actually voted almost unanimously to approve his tenure.
who was kicked out of his office on December 31, 2004, has now
filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley. The former professor says
the University removed him under pressure from Novartis, a multinational
biotechnology corporation who had provided the school with $25
million in funding. Sign a petition to demand a review of Dr.
Chapela's tenure denial.
can write directly to UC Berkeley:
Robert J. Birgeneau
Office of the Chancellor
200 California Hall #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
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