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Monsanto Is Rigging The System, And We Finally Have Proof

This Is How Monsanto Games The System To Win Over The Public [1]

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College professors could be writing and disseminating articles designed to promote genetically modified food on behalf of Monsanto and other agribusiness giants, emails obtained by The New York Times indicate.

The professors even may have written articles suggested by Monsanto’s PR team.

“Professors/researchers/scientists have a big white hat in this debate and support in their states, from politicians to producers,” Bill Mashek, a vice president at the Ketchum PR firm which was working for biotech firms, wrote in one email. “Keep it up!”

A Monsanto [2] executive named Eric Sachs also may have suggested topics for the professors, Mother Jones alleged. Those articles were then posted on websites and given to media members by a PR firm, CMA.

The professors were not promoting a message about GMO safety but about the safety of herbicides, The Times said.

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The organic industry argues that herbicide usage has increased as genetically modified crops have become more popular.

How Monsanto May Have Turned Professors Into Lobbyists

Mother Jones writer Tom Philpott and Times writer Eric Lipton sifted through a cache of emails [4] obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests by the group US Right to Know. Here is what they learned:

Testimony provided by academics recruited by agribusiness helped get the US House of Representatives to pass a law making it illegal for states to require GMO labeling, Lipton said. The Senate is planning to consider that law this year. The professors’ efforts also helped persuade the US Department of Agriculture to approve the use of new genetically modified seeds, Lipton wrote.

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