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Gates Foundation ties with Monsanto under fire from activists

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Maureen O’Hagan and Kristi Heim
Seattle Times
Monday, August 30, 2010

For two years, local activists on a shoestring budget have been trying to document connections between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Monsanto, the company vilified by some for its heavy involvement in genetic engineering of crops.

Try as they might, their work got little attention.

That all changed with the news, reported by The Wall Street Journal last week, that Monsanto was among the foundation’s most recent portfolio investments. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission says the foundation bought 500,000 shares of the stock between April and June; on Friday, the total value was $27.6 million.

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The Gates Foundation doesn’t comment on specific investments, a spokeswoman said.

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While the Monsanto investment is a tiny fraction of the foundation’s $33 billion endowment, it loomed large among those involved in food issues. The news ricocheted around activist circles and has given the Seattle-based Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) a national platform.

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This article was posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 3:08 am





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