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How Your College Is Selling Out to Big Ag


Business  (tags: education, college, food, health, Monsanto, environment, gmo, farmers, legal action, ethics, world, corruption, health )

Nancy
- 705 days ago - motherjones.com
Now there's this eye-opening new report from Food & Water Watch (FWW) that documents in painstaking detail how the food and agrichemical industries have transformed our national public agricultural research infrastructure into essentially an R&D and...



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Nancy Black (296)
Friday May 11, 2012, 9:50 pm
No surprises that Colleges are selling out. This has been going on for years. There aren't too many ivy towers anymore in education. States and federal government are cutting back on money. The Universities will do what they have to do to get money. They are prostituting themselves, but they think it is necessary to exist. I lived in Champaign, Illinois, and St. Charles, MO. The same is happening with University of MO, University of Illinois, and Lindenwood College. I am sure it is happening at all colleges and universities. They have developed the same values that our society has. Unfortunately, this can result in harm to our environment and our public health.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:44 am
Nancy, I commented and it did not record..I will try to note again..you all know what my comment is...contact every College and University in everyone's own area....the STUDENTS..MY FRIENDS, STUDENTS, VOTING PUBLIC!!!... ARMED WITH TRUTH, WILL OVERCOME ANY POLITICS., THAT ARE CORRUPTING THE POLITICS AND AMERICA....PERIOD!! HOW CAN THEY FIGHT THE KOCH BROTHERS, IF THEY DO NOT KNOW!?!..HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN???..AND THOSE TOO YOUNG TO KNOW..I GUESS THOSE OF US THAT DO KNOW THE " HOW-TO'S" BETTER START SHARING!!!..with all the bells & whistles, of 2012, AND HOW TO BE LOGICAL AND EFFECTIVE!!..the clock is running!
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:05 am
Nancy, has not forgotten!ANYTHING!!.....SO SORRY , WHEN I SAW MY COMMENT...that is why she posts and shares for all of us..in my passion for my opinion, I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO THINK THAT NANCY HAS FORGOTTEN ANY THING!!..SHE IS THE ONE THAT KEEPS US ALL UPDATED AND GOING FORWARD!!!.....( I would say you can slap me for the mistAKE, BUT thankyou God, you are my friend!..we use our energy for good things!)..sorry buddy for the type-O..I ment America. have you forgotten, how to vote and get things done!!..and teach the young adults and children , WELL!..AND OUR FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS AND ..YOU KNOW!!!
 

Craig Pittman (44)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:03 am
Thanks for this post Nancy and to you Shelly for your enthusiasm and energy. You two have an energy that will help drive change. Knowledge, passiona and energy are the tools requried to change this system.
 

Nancy C. (790)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:48 am
Never worry Shelley...I know you well enough to know what you meant the first time!!! Thanx yes, for your exuberance as always!!!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:35 pm
Corruption is everywhere. Huge companies, drug, oil, gas, coal, etc.are buying politicians, judges and whoever it takes to achieve their goals.
 

linda b. (190)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 4:01 pm
Nowhere is immune from corruption, thanks Nancy
 

Mori H. (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:01 pm
This has been going on for over 40 years... and sadly Berkeley was one of the first sell outs, to Monsanto who else :( .. watch the movie Ripe for Change for a good look at this problem.
 

Aurea Walker (162)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:11 pm
This is why I call them FUCORPORATIONS and CON/AGRA and then to boot we give the ROBBER BARONS OF THE 21st century subsidies. Is that insult to injury or what! We have to fight together to break up these GIANT MONOPOLIES.
 

. (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 10:09 am
noted..ty Nancy
 

Roseann D. (175)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:08 pm
Just what we have to look forward to from privatized, charter schools churning out little corporate drones. Knowledge is power, so obviously it's in corporations best interest to fill the public's minds with their version of knowledge and keep people complacent.
 

Roseann D. (175)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:11 pm
So divest of 401Ks. It's investing in our own demise.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday May 14, 2012, 7:51 pm
Sonoma State University just whored themselves giving Sandy Weil an honorary degree on Saturday. It was called"Day of Shame" at SSU. I don't think Ethics is being taught on campus anymore.
 

Paul B. (88)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 12:41 pm

How about educational cooperatives?
 

Kari Knabe (14)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 1:58 pm
Thanks for the info!
 

. (1)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 12:56 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.
 

Emily Drew (88)
Monday August 13, 2012, 4:03 pm
Noted thank you
 
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