Public Research, Private Gain
Tim Schwab
Tim Schwab

--Analysis of the extent and impact of growing private-sector funding for agricultural research at land-grant universities

--Assessment of eroding public support for agricultural research and shifting priorities in federal funding

--Case studies of the public university jettisoning its public-interest mission to pursue the ambitions of corporate funders

--Considerations of solutions to this problem, including increased public funds for research, re-prioritization of federal research dollars, new legislation governing university-industry relationships, strengthened conflict-of-interest policies at unviersities and academic journals