FIRED BIOTECH CRITIC PROFESSOR FILES LAWSUIT


A well-respected professor at the University of California in Berkeley
has been fired after publishing a scientific paper exposing the reckless
contamination of irreplaceable native Mexican corn varieties by genetically
engineered corn exported from the U.S. Dr. 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. In response, Chapela filed a lawsuit last week against the
college. The former professor says the University removed him under
pressure from Novartis, a multinational biotechnology corporation who
had offered the school millions of dollars in funding. Sign a petition
to demand a review of Dr. Chapela’s tenure denial. /old_articles/uc.htm