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Frightening Facts You Must Know Before Buying the Next Block-Buster Product

Frightening Facts You Must Know Before Buying the Next Block-Buster Product

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  • According to a new report by Food and Water Watch, a quarter of research funding at land grant universities now comes from corporations, compared to less than 15 percent from the USDA, giving big companies a stronger foothold than ever in higher education
  • Corporations also wield power over educational institutions by giving college leaders positions on their corporate boards, and by hiring scientists as paid consultants
  • As a result of corporate influence, academic freedom has gone out the window; conflicts of interest are rampant; bias has eclipsed independent objectivity; ground-breaking scientific research is scarce while blockbuster products are hightailed to marked based on flimsy evidence; and trust in corporate-funded research has been proven to be sorely misplaced
  • Corporate sponsorship of research has a tremendous impact on the end results. According to one peer-reviewed study, corporate-funded nutrition research was four to eight times more likely to reach conclusions in line with the sponsors' interests
  • Corporations also influence early education, from providing “fun educational web sites” loaded with propaganda unsupported by independent scientific research, to funding youth programs such as 4H and Future Farmers of America

By Dr. Mercola

In another example of "follow the money," a new report by Food and Water Watchi has found that a quarter of research funding at land grant universities comes from corporations, compared to less than 15 percent from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), giving big companies like Monsanto a stronger foothold than ever in higher education.


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