Two weeks ago, the mainstream media caught fire with a Stanford study questioning the benefits of organic foods. It turns out the anti-organics study may have the fingerprints of agribusiness giants Cargill and Monsanto. That's right, Big Ag has been bankrolling Stanfords Food Security and the Environment (FSE) program. In fact, Cargill donated $5 million to Stanford over a 10 year period.
Do you think it is a coincidence that the first big study to undermine the benefits of organics has links to Cargill?
We need to tell Cargill: ENOUGH. Corporate money should not sway science.
Whether it be for elections or our research institutions, corporate money comes with an expectation of influence. When a company like Cargill donates millions of dollars, it is likely expecting something in return.