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Fortune magazine article on CCD is a fabrication

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  • Hall, H Glenn
    ... large U.S.  company, ... detection than  ... research  project ... sources, it wasn t ... information is required by  ... can find it on the ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2010

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      >From: BeeResearch@...

      >Sent: Oct 8, 2010 9:51 PM

      >To: BEE-L@...

      >Subject: Re: [BEE-L] Paper on CCD


      >The Fortune reporter knows full well:


      >(1) the onion seed pollination work was done for a

      large U.S.  company,

      >there was no grant received from Bayer,


      >(2) the acoustic recorder is better at pesticide

      detection than 


      >- the latter part of the development is an ongoing

      research  project

      >still being funded by USDA.


      >(3) we weren't asked by NYT to disclose our funding

      sources, it wasn't

      >brought up, and there was no need since this

      information is required by 

      >PloS ONE before they will even review a paper.  You

      can find it on the

      >PloS  ONE site.


      >(4) Bee Alert  Technology, Inc. is a technology

      transfer company  that

      >is legally recognized as an independent company in

      the State of 

      >Montana, affiliated with the University of Montana. 

      It is MT  State

      >Board of Regents Approved and has been since the

      early 2000s. 

      >Intellectual property agreements are in place, stipulating

      issues such

      >as  patents, IP rights, licensing, and if we ever

      make any money -

      >which seems a  LONG way off, the University receives

      an established royalty for research and  education.


      >This all came about because of  changes in Federal

      Law ensuing from 

      >the 1980  Bayh–Dole Act or University and Small

      Business Patent  Procedures Act.

      >This is _United States_ (


      >_legislation_ (

      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law)  dealing with 

      >intellectual property arising from _federal 





      >ch) . Adopted in _1980_


      , Bayh-Dole is codified in _35 



      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_35_of_the_United_States_Code">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_35_of_the_United_States_Code)  _§



      href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/35/200.html">http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/35/200.html) -212_[1]_


      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh–Dole_Act#endnote_35USC200212">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh–Dole_Act#endnote_35USC200212) , and implemented by 37 _C.F.R._


      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Federal_Regulations">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Federal_Regulations)   401_[2]_


      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh–Dole_Act#endnote_37CFR401">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh–Dole_Act#endnote_37CFR401) . Among

      >other things, it gave U.S. universities, small 

      businesses and

      >non-profits _intellectual  property_


      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property)  control of their

      >_inventions_ (

      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention)  and other intellectual property that resulted from such funding.


      >The Fortune article presents an assortment of lies

      and  half-truths by a

      >reporter who left another magazine before it

      folded.   Unfortunately, this

      >article has spawned a copy by New Yorker Magazine

      that added  an even

      >more inflammatory headline and chose to emphasize

      some of Ms Eban's 

      >more outrageous claims of what she alleges I said.


      >The NEW version of this fiction appears at:





      >ml) and  it also encourages reader comment, as does



      >The only good thing about all this is that it can

      still generate a 

      >smile, courtesy of friends - such as the proposed

      title sent to me

      >“Fortune’s Misfortune – Smearing 

      Scientists Is Liable To Be Libel “.


      >Thanks to all.   Jerry






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