(NaturalNews) Monsanto-funded scientists are calling for an end to Freedom of Information Act requests after they were ousted for colluding with the biotech industry to push GMOs and their associated pesticides.
Rather than respect the public’s right to greater transparency, industry-bought scientists are demanding total SCIENTIFIC SECRECY, deeming FOIA requests “harassment” and “terrorism.”
The collusion was discovered after the non-profit U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) obtained hundreds of documents and emails revealing the PR strategies of Big Ag, which involves bribing university faculty and staff to manipulate the public and policy makers into believing their products are safe when scientific literature proves otherwise.
University of Florida professor Kevin Folta was implicated as being one of the most eager and cooperative taxpayer-funded scientists to comply with biotech giant Monsanto, which dominates the global market for GM crops.
Folta, who repeatedly denied any financial ties to the biotech industry and insisted he was an
“independent researcher,” was exposed as having accepted bribes from Monsanto in the form of a $25,000 unrestricted grant and funds to travel the country promoting GMOs.
Due to alleged death threats against Folta, the university has claimed that it will give the money to an on-campus food bank.
Folta, who said nobody tells him what to say or think, wrote to Monsanto: “I’m glad to sign on to whatever you like, or write whatever you like.”
Rather than distancing himself from the revelations, Folta went on a Twitter rampage, defending his actions and calling for an end to scientific transparency, complaining of FOIA “abuse” and “harassment.”