A law firm released documents indicating connections between Monsanto corporation and Henry I. Miller and other academics. They suggest academics either volunteered or were asked to ghost-write articles defending Monsanto products. Other documents revealed a contractual relationship between Monsanto and A. Wallace Hayes, the former editor of a scientific journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Hayes retracted a peer-reviewed paper showing glyphosate and GE corn could harm rats.
Read the full article, “Monsanto Emails Raise Issue of Influencing Research on Roundup Weed Killer” by Danny Hakim at the NYT (1 August 2017) : https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/business/monsantos-sway-over-research-is-seen-in-disclosed-emails.html?_r=0&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=Business%20Day&action=keypress®ion=FixedLeft&pgtype=article
Collusion between Monsanto and academics was revealed by previous FOIA requests, including documents released two years ago by the group US Right to Know. This story was covered by Independent Science News in: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/science-media/the-puppetmasters-of-academia-ny-times-left-out/