Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Honour these names

Know these names. Honour them.

Shiv Chopra.

Margaret Haydon.

Gerald Lambert.

They are the scientists who made sure our Canadian milk does not have Monsanto's bovine growth hormone in it. They got fired for their integrity.

"Veterinarians Shiv Chopra, Margaret Haydon and Gerald Lambert spent most of their lives at Health Canada. Their job was to evaluate the safety of drugs for animals intended for human consumption. They had long expressed reservations about certain antibiotics and growth hormones.
The researchers eventually revealed that they were being pressured by their bosses to approve these products. They disclosed this to members of two parliamentary committees and the media. In their testimony they explained that they had exposed this situation to protect public safety. In July 2004, all three were summarily dismissed. They appealed to the Public Service Labour Relations Board, claiming that their dismissal was unjustified."
Things have not gotten any better. 
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