Friday, October 22, 2004

Ignacio Chapela's Last Stand

href="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2004-10-13/news/cityside_print.html" target=_blank>"Chapela, a microbial ecologist, was
an outspoken critic of a $25 million agreement between the UC
Berkeley's College of Natural Resources and Swiss biotech giant
Novartis. He was also the first to report the contamination of backyard
maize plots in the Mexican state of Oaxaca with DNA from genetically
modified corn -- part of a controversial paper that was published and
later essentially retracted by the journal Nature." In September 2001,
his application for tenure was overwhelmingly approved by all the
authoritative committees until it got to the one that is usually just a
formality - a campus budget committee.


posted by ryan griffis  # 11:38 AM

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