For more than 50 years, there have been several very large changes in policies that have affected everyone in North America that made some people reflect on the old saying: “when the fox is in charge of guarding the hen house.”
More than a half century ago there was a huge change in crop research from it being done at universities and government research farms to research of developing new varieties handed over to private seed companies. The private companies had been doing seed research for many years anyway and for several years had been hiring the top graduates by paying more than either universities or government departments did.
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