The Ugly Truth About Corporate-Sponsored College

We’re down to the wire.

Any minute now, we expect word from our printer that our new book is ready to go.

With just a couple details left to take care of, we could be hours away from releasing our latest big project.

And as promised… 150 folks will get free copies the day it goes live.

If you’ve been following along, you know the book focuses on the intense research we’ve recently done in the realm of health.

We say it represents the biggest swat at Big Pharma and Big Food ever taken.

In fact, right up front it details cancer research that virtually nobody is talking about… especially about the folks who want you to buy their expensive drugs.

As we put the book together, one of the most stunning facts we continued to uncover was just how ugly things really are. Under just about every rock we dared to lift, we found Big Pharma or Big Food staring right back at us.

The Secret Is Out

Most folks have no idea what’s going on.

It’s why our 206-page book features a huge section detailing the secrets of the industry.

Take, for instance, the growing realization that many of nature’s cures have just as much of a shot at tackling killer diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s as many of the modern treatments.

In fact, we found one spice that has the potential to be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy in fighting cancer.

That’s huge.

But we bet you’ve never heard of it.

That’s the crazy part.

Get this… Companies like Monsanto, AbbVie, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are now lining the pockets of some of the nation’s largest “research” schools.

It’s huge money.

And it explains why you haven’t heard of some of the underground research that threatens to shake the system to its core.

What’s happening is quite simple. Anybody with a basic understanding of economics can figure it out.

Many of the nation’s largest universities were created to work as state-funded research groups. In fact, throughout much of the 20th century, almost all new seed and plant varieties came out of the nation’s “land grant” universities.

But in the early 1980s, something peculiar happened.

First, a new law allowed college professors to profit from their university-funded research. And second, state and federal funding tapered off.

Combined, these two catalysts have had huge effects on what we eat and the drugs we shove down our throat.

To see what we’re talking about, all we need to do is look at a drug developed by a Northwestern University chemistry professor in the late 1980s.

Higher (Dollar) Education

You’ve probably heard of Lyrica. Ads for the cure-all are all over the place.

It may have started as a concoction at a college campus, but it’s Pfizer’s best-selling drug these days – worth more than $5 billion in annual sales.

For its part, Northwestern cashed a check worth $1.4 billion in 2007.

Having compounded to more than $10 billion today, that money adds up to a fifth of Northwestern’s powerful endowment fund.

It’s no wonder the school and so many like it have teamed up with Big Pharm, Big Ag and anybody else with a big wallet.

It’s why at the University of Minnesota, students are likely to sharpen their pencils in the Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics.

It’s why kids at the University of Missouri are likely to reveal the results of their next ag-science research project in the posh Monsanto Auditorium.

It’s even worse at Purdue. That’s where students may take one class in the Kroger Sensory Evaluation Laboratory and then skip to their next lecture inside the ConAgra Foods Laboratory.

It’s the same story with Big Pharma.

Under every rock we pick up, we see the big names paying big dollars.

Fake Science

It’s not surprising, then, that we’re seeing intense bias in the studies coming out of the nation’s schools.

One recent study, in fact, showed that some 30% of industry-sponsored research show results that bias the sponsor.

Of course they do… There isn’t a college in the country that will turn down the sort of money Big Pharma and Big Ag are throwing their way.

But what’s worse is the research that doesn’t get done out of fear for angering a major corporate sponsor.

It’s the leading reason that much of the faculty working with industry sponsors must swear to confidentiality. And it’s why we’re not getting the sort of research we truly need.

Of course, Pfizer’s going to get huge attention from university researchers. There are billions of dollars on the line.

But what about that all-natural, cancer-busting spice that quietly grows in remote regions of the world? The stuff you could probably grow in your backyard for a few bucks?

There’s no money in it… no big lobby… no corporate sponsors… and therefore no research on it.

We don’t expect Manward to have its name adorning a university research lab anytime soon. It’s a shame. But it’s fine with us.

We’ll let our new book reveal the truth.

Hell, we’ll even give it away for free.

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