It might surprise you to know that the majority of funding for research at universities is from the federal government. However, Monsanto does fund research with universities all across the United States. Not surprisingly, projects are funded at the universities with the talent that enables progress in the areas that support our projects. For instance, if we want to study weed management, we go to universities or scientists that are highly experienced in weed management. You would do the same.
It stands to reason that many of the experts on this website work or have worked at universities that have been engaged in research for biotechnology applications for agriculture – that’s how they became experts. And, Monsanto has provided funding to some of these universities – but not at all connected to these experts’ work to help answer questions on this site. The experts are volunteering their time.
Monsanto has also funded universities that have been affiliated with authors who were critical of GM. In the last year, a paper with no original data was written in which the authors speculated on Roundup’s role in diseases. A question about this paper was answered on this website (link). One of the authors was affiliated with MIT, and Monsanto has given funds to MIT.
Other experts on this website, such as farmers, are not affiliated with any university at all.