The GMO Controversy is likely hitting another peak today as Dr. Oz airs a show specifically aimed at defending himself against some harsh critics — particularly regarding his stance on genetically engineered food. Ten physicians recently lobbied Columbia University to sever all ties with Dr Oz. They said part of their reasoning stemmed from Oz’s “baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops.”
In a preview clip of the show, Dr. Oz said, “I know I’ve irritated some potential allies in our quest to make America healthy. No matter our disagreements, freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans. And these 10 doctors are trying to silence that right.” Making it crystal clear that he is not backing down, he also said, “I vow to you right here and right now: we will not be silenced, we will not give in.”
Monsanto came up as perhaps an invisible hand in this whole affair, and anyone who’s been following The Walk a Mile Project here and is therefore familiar with Monsanto’s past will find this quote from a Monsanto spokeswoman entertaining:
“Monsanto did not have anything to do with the letter regarding Dr Oz and we were not involved in any outreach to Columbia University. In fact, we have a long-standing commitment to academic freedom and independent thought.”
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