The White House Didn’t Like My Agency’s Research. So It Sent Us to Missouri.
“Rather than try to quash individual studies, the administration decided to try to drive out the researchers wholesale. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue insinuated that our research was politically motivated, telling reporters that the department needed to avoid past mistakes, in which it made decisions ‘based on political science rather than on sound science.’ By suppressing scientists instead of their science, he could avoid engaging with the specifics of our work. Read more.