The energy industry and Big Agribusiness are distorting academic research by wielding corporate influence.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
In 1862, the federal government created the land-grant university system to produce critical agricultural research. Since then, America has relied on these schools to inform and guide independent scientific advances in areas like food production and energy development.
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