“If it is left to me, I would certainly not eat it. We are putting new
things into food which have not been eaten before. The effects on the
immune system are not easily predictable and I challenge anyone who will
say that the effects are predictable.
And on the ability of the regulatory system to cope with prospect of the
arrival of large numbers of GM crops:
Once the floodgate was opened, it’s almost impossible. A committee cannot
deal with it.”
- Dr. Arpad Pusztai, Professor of the Food, Gut and Microbial Interactions Group, Rowett Research Institute - on the health risks associated with genetically engineered food.
After 36 years at the Institute, following his controversial research on GM potatoes, Rowett did not renew his contract.