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Is the USDA silencing scientists?

EXCERPT: On Wednesday, PEER [Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility] filed a federal whistleblower complaint on Lundgren's behalf. According to his complaint, the suspension was part of a campaign of harassment that started last spring after two incidents. First, Lundgren talked to a journalist about the risks of a new genetic-engineering technique pioneered by the agribusiness-behemoth Monsanto. Then he peer-reviewed a report by the Center for Food Safety that criticized the overuse of neonicotinoids, which are ubiquitous in American agriculture and linked to widespread declines in pollinators.

Is the USDA silencing scientists?

Brandon Keim
The Atlantic, 3 Nov 2015

* “There's a message: If you want to prosper, don't make waves.”

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