Cornell Student Takes on School’s GMO PropagandaAugust 9th, 2016
Cornucopia’s Take: Many educational institutions and their faculty receive money from biotech corporations, and, not coincidentally, tend to offer an uncritical view of GMO agriculture. More unbiased science is required to assess the many claims made by the biotech industry.
The GMO Debate: One Student’s Experience of Pro-GMO Propaganda at Cornell University
Independent Science News
by Robert Schooler
My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain.
Cornell, as an institution, appears to be complicit in a shocking amount of ecologically destructive, academically unethical, and scientifically deceitful behavior. Perhaps the most potent example is Cornell’s deep ties to industrial GMO agriculture, and the affiliated corporations such as Monsanto. I’d like to share how I became aware of this troubling state of affairs.
Throughout my secondary education, I’ve always had a passion for science. In particular, physics and mathematics captured my fascination. My sophomore AP physics teacher, Mr. Jones, became my main source of motivation to succeed. He convinced us students that our generation was crucial to repairing humanity’s relationship to science, and how we would play key roles in solving immense global issues, such as climate change. Thank you Mr. Jones! Without your vision, I would have never had the chance to attend such an amazing university.