CSPI-Bogus Public Interest Organization-Takes Pro-GE Food Stance

CSPI-Bogus Public Interest Organization-
Takes Pro-GE Food Stance


Friday, August 17, 2001

"The Food Police?" CSPI Got Big Bucks to Flack for GE Foods

Last year Michael Jacobson's Center for Science in the Public Interest
(CSPI, also known as "the food police") received $200,000 from the
pro-biotechnology Rockefeller Foundation to be a moderate voice in the
raging debate over genetically engineered (GE) foods.

CSPI has since made many statements very
favorable to GE foods and recently called for government action against
companies marketing non-GE foods. Ironically, CSPI's Integrity in Science
Project criticizes and reveals the special interest funding and agendas of
other nonprofit organizations. Apparently the food police don't see
accepting a $200,000 grant to flack for GE food as a "competing interest" to
their own objectivity and scientific integrity.

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