According to its website, Cornell University’s mission is “to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community.”
You would think such a lofty mission would preclude the Ivy League institution from selling out to Monsanto. Yet thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cornell is running a propaganda campaign that promotes GMOs and pesticides.
U.S. Right to Know, an independent nonprofit funded in large part by OCA, looked into the Gates-funded Cornell Alliance for Science, launched in 2014:
A review of the group’s materials and programs suggests that beneath its promise to “restore the importance of scientific evidence in decision making,” CAS is promoting GMOs using dishonest messaging and PR tactics developed by agrichemical corporations with a long history of misleading the public about science.
So much for the hallowed and ivied halls of learning.