The Gates Foundation is funding a campaign to end global hunger by promoting GMO technology.
The organization hired 400 “scientific ambassadors” to influence agricultural policies in 35 countries, news.agropages.com writes.
Over the past four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a total of $ 15 million to two global campaigns aimed at “ending hunger in the world” through the introduction of GMO technology.
The first campaign was called Alliance for Science and was launched in 2014 with the goal of “depolarizing” the GMO debate. The second, the Ceres2030, launched in 2018 with a mission to help the United Nations achieve the goal of “zero hunger by 2030.” Both campaigns are headquartered at Cornell University, USA.
To date, Alliance for Science funding from the Gates Foundation has totaled $ 12 million, while a grant of $ 3 million last October was allocated to support the Ceres2030.
The funds will be used “to ensure widespread access to agricultural innovation, especially among small farmers in developing countries,” Cornell University said.