chapter  7
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Stars in their Eyes

On Monday 10 August 1998 Dan Verakis, chief spin-doctor for Monsanto UK, debated Dr Pusztai on GMTV, about the World in Action programme that evening. Along with trying to discredit Pusztai’s research, he reassured viewers that GM technology was safe. ‘I think to say we are guinea pigs is wrong’, said Verakis. ‘These crops have been tested through 25,000 different field trials around the world. 45 different crops and about 45 different countries around the world … No one has raised any serious issues that there will be problems with these foods.’2