Nice to see Monsanto buying its way in to our educational institutions. Doesn’t it strike anyone as just a tad inappropriate for a university to have a “Monsanto Chair” for faculty? Isn’t that more or less ensuring that Monsanto has influence over the course of education at this college?
Sickening and disgusting in so many ways but I am sure that 99% of folks out there will just see this as some kind of ‘benevolent’ act on the part of Monsanto instead of what it really is – just another way for Monsanto to push their FrankenFood research and toxic GMO soybeans that aren’t fit to feed pigs, much less humans.
An article from Bloomberg Businessweek via the AP -
Iowa State University is establishing a faculty chair in soybean breeding in its agriculture and life sciences college, thanks to a $500,000 gift from Monsanto Co.
The university announced the gift on Thursday from the St. Louis-based company that developed Roundup resistant seeds. Officials say in addition to supporting faculty breeding research, the Monsanto Chair will also support graduate students pursing degrees in plant breeding.
Monsanto spokesman Sam Eathington says the company is excited to work with ISU to promote breeding research that can help farmers meet growing global demands and support the development of the industry’s future leaders.
Soybean breeding at Iowa State aimed at oil traits has resulted in the release of more than 180 varieties over the years and trained more than 80 graduate students.
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