15 May '12, 1am

#WHYWEFARM: 1- Monsanto controls Politics, Food, and now, even University Curriculum: #Occupythefarm #OO #OWS #Occupy

#WHYWEFARM: 1- Monsanto controls Politics, Food, and now, even University Curriculum: #Occupythefarm #OO #OWS #Occupy

“When I approached professors to discuss research projects addressing organic agriculture in farmer’s markets, the first one told me that ‘no one cares about people selling food in parking lots on the other side of the train tracks,’” said a PhD student at a large land-grant university who did not wish to be identified. “My academic adviser told me my best bet was to write a grant for Monsanto or the Department of Homeland Security to fund my research on why farmer’s markets were stocked with ‘black market vegetables’ that ‘are a bioterrorism threat waiting to happen.’ It was communicated to me on more than one occasion throughout my education that I should just study something Monsanto would fund rather than ideas to which I was deeply committed. I ended up studying what I wanted, but received no financial support, and paid for my education out of pocket.”

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2012/05/14/how-monsanto-and-th...

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