Gates Foundation accused of spreading ‘GMO propaganda’ by activist groups

| | January 27, 2016
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The U.S. Right to Know and Global Justice Now are two activist organizations hammering against any organizations or public institution supportive of genetically modified (GM) crops and the funding of their spread in the U.S. and Africa. Both are condemning the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and those receiving money from the foundation for funding of programs beneficial to agrichemical corporations and improperly influencing agricultural development in Africa.

Gary Ruskin, the mouthpiece for U.S. Right to Know, announced how the organization published an analysis in The Ecologist documenting “how millions of dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are being used to run a propaganda campaign out of Cornell University that promotes GMOs and pesticides for the benefit of agrichemical corporations.” The document is titled “Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign.”

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Ruskin has distributed a news release to news media that attacks the Cornell Alliance for Science. . .

“The vision of development that the Gates Foundation is pushing is one derived from the free market, big business values of corporate America, and has the potential to make poverty and inequity even worse,” the organization [Global Justice Now] claimed in a press release to news media. It further claims Africans “don’t need saving” with charity but changes in trade rules and taxes.

Read full, original post: Commentary: Anti-GMO groups side against Gates Foundation

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