miércoles, octubre 28, 2015

Buckraking on the Food Beat: When Is It a Conflict of Interest?, by Stacky Malkan


Tamar Haspel writes a food column for the Washington Post–but her other sources of income are raising questions. 

Commentary from a US colleague:

Another excellent story from US RTK on the Washington Post's Tamar Haspel taking money from biotech interests, but failing to reveal how much, all the while repeating industry talking points in her columns. Hassle maintains she'll only attend/arrange meetings if there are a range of views (not all pro-industry) on GE represented.  However, the fact that she was a "faculty member" at a Biotechnology Literacy Project Conference, that was organized by Jon Entine and Cami Ryan (who now works for Monsanto) and funded by Genetic Literacy Project and Academic Reviews (both ag chem front groups) and Univ. of Florida, which has received tens of millions of dollars from biotech and big food companies.

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