Doctor Mehmet Oz, the famous doctor Oz, refuses to let a group of 10 doctors question his abilities. They have been contesting his position as vice chairman at the Columbia University and have demanded his resignation.
The doctors in cause have emailed the university a week ago, in which they accused doctor Oz of certain things, such as advertising useless treatments and cures just to make money and that he refuses the genetic engineering of food without any scientific basis. Some of his accusers have connections with the industry of genetically modified foods.
Doctor Oz, who is specialized as cardiothoracic surgeon has been promoting the fact that genetically modified foods should have special labels with what they contain. He stated that he was not against these foods, but considers that they should be labeled so people should know what they contain and what they are actually eating.
In a preview of his show Oz has started by saying that his show has reached the 1,000 th anniversary and that he is aware that many have been annoyed by his presence on screen in his mission to make the Unite States a healthier country. He added that the number one right all Americans have is the freedom of speech and those doctors are trying to kill it.
He explained, that his belief was that is not appropriate for doctors to fight in public, but he sees himself forced to do it as the situation calls for it.
The 54 year old doctor looked straight to the camera and vowed in front of the nation that he will not sit back and be quiet and will not give up. He added that the accusations of the doctors that he is pushing worthless treatments just to make an extra buck, have no truth to them as he has been informing his audience every day in his show that this is something he doesn’t do.
Columbia University has made a statement saying that it encourages academic freedom and their members have the liberty to express themselves when making public speeches.
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