Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mimicking Climategate, anti-GMO activists fund legal attack on biotech academics

Keith Kloor | February 11, 2015 |

The fierce public relations war over genetically modified food has a new front. A nonprofit group opposed to GM products filed a flurry of freedom of information requests late last month with at least four U.S. universities, asking administrators to turn over any correspondence between a dozen academic researchers and a handful of agricultural companies, trade groups and PR firms.  The scientists—many of whom have publicly supported agricultural biotechnologies—are debating how best to respond, and at least one university has already rejected the request…….To Read More…….

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