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There’s always something fun brewing down at ye ol’ alma mater:

Dear Dean Boor and Trustees of the University: As New York State organic farmers, we object to the presence of the “Alliance for Science” on the Cornell campus (http://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/). This advocacy group for the highly controversial agricultural genetic engineering industry, funded almost entirely by the Gates Foundation, has no place at a Land Grant university. Cornell’s mission is to conduct objective research and education whereas the “Alliance for Science” has as its stated purpose to “help foster more constructive policies about biotechnology as a useful tool in the toolbox of food security and sustainability” and to spread it around the world. This biased presence impedes objective discussion of biotechnology on campus. Cornell is making valuable contributions to the long-term sustainability of agriculture. Please remove this unscientific impediment to such contributions.

Respectfully yours,

I love it. “Respectfully yours.”

Let’s translate. “We don’t like that the scientific evidence so far fails to fully support what we believe in … so please do not permit anyone on campus to talk about it.” Let’s see how well this ends. I’d love to see this theory applied consistently across campuses.

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