Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. Notably, the records demonstrate that the EPA efforts came at the behest of Monsanto, and that EPA officials were helpful enough to keep the chemical giant updated on their progress. (Posted April 16, 2019)
Originally published in 2014, this article shows how a Monsanto-funded propaganda group – Science Media Centre (SMC) in the UK – fed The Guardian, the Independent, and the BBC with a pro-GMO, pro-Roundup line.
Kevin Folta, a professor at the University of Florida, makes a nice sideline income giving talks on the wonders of Monsanto products.
In 2015, The New York Times reported that Monsanto had “passed out an undisclosed amount in special grants to scientists like Kevin Folta,” and that Folta “correspond regularly with executives at Monsanto.”