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This June 4, 2012, photo shows the Life Science business Incubator on the University of Missouri Campus in Columbia. Monsanto plays a prominent role on the Missouri campus, where science students attend lectures in Monsanto Auditorium and professors spin their university research off into private companies at the Monsanto Place “life sciences business incubator,” which was built with the help of a $2 million corporate grant.

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Report: Corporate funding corrupts agriculture research

The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of meddling in the lab, a new research report suggests.

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