by Dr. Jonathan Latham
Prof. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State, President of
Source: Penn State
The NYT’s expose of Kevin Folta’s PR role as a pro-GMO shill in the employ of Monsanto barely scratched the surface of a huge web of corporate money, influence and intrigue that permeates the US’s premier universities and scientific institutions, writes Jonathan Latham – from Harvard and Cornell to the AAAS. Why the reticence to name all the names?
“Reading the emails make(s) me want to throw up” tweeted the Food Babe after reading a lengthy series of them posted online by the NY Times on 5th September.
The emails in question result from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and are posted in the side bars of a front-page article by Timesreporter Eric Lipton (‘Food Industry Enlisted Academics in GMO Lobbying War, Emails Show‘). See also this account on The Ecologist. Read Full Article »