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Problems with Billionaire Philanthropy: The Global Justice Now Report on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

February 8, 2016

Global Justice Now, a NGO based in the UK released a report on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), criticizing it on a number of reasons and questioning their overall positive contribution to society. The report relies solely on publicly available data and statements from experts and insiders of relevant fields. They criticize the BMGF for the following, prime reasons: Lack of democratic accountability and oversight despite being the 12th largest development aid donor Extensive support for an intensified role of multinational corporations worldwide Extensive support for GM research, including financing for GM PR Extensive support for intellectual property…

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