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Why didn't an Illinois professor have to disclose GMO funding?
by Monica Eng
WBEZ91.5 Chicago Translate This Article
15 March 2016
On 15 March 2016 WBEZ91.5 Chicago reported:
A University of Illinois professor was given more than $57,000 over less than two years from GMO maker Monsanto to travel, write, and speak about genetically modified organisms -- including lobbying federal officials to halt further regulation on GMO products. Professor Bruce Chassy did not disclose his financial relationship with Monsanto on state or university forms aimed at detecting potential conflicts of interest. Documents further show that Chassy and the university directed Monsanto to deposit the payments through the University of Illinois Foundation, a body whose records are shielded from public scrutiny. The foundation also has the ability to take in private money and disburse it to an individual as a 'university payment' -- exempt from disclosure. As US senators consider two bills on GMO labeling this week, they'll weigh the value of expert advice. But recent cases involving Chassy and other industry-funded scholars, including one who accepted money from GMO opponents, raise questions about how neutral that expert advice may be.
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