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Activists Targeting Biotech
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Sep 1, 2015 09:08 AM CDT

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (DTN) -- Over the summer, Kevin Folta has gone from being a relatively unknown college professor to being a favored target of activists who oppose biotech crops.

Social media and websites exploded in recent weeks, attacking Folta, who is a molecular biologist and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida.

Anti-biotech groups have characterized the professor as a "shill" for Monsanto Co. after the company gave $25,000 to the University of Florida to cover travel expenses for Folta's "Talking Biotech" seminar series. Vocal critics of transgenic foods claim that Folta never disclosed the ...

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