Wow, do you have it wrong. I did not get $25,000 from Monsanto. That is an outright distortion. I teach a workshop and they donated that amount to ensure that more people could participate. None went to me. I get zero salary, zero compensation for doing the workshops.
Then my university took the $25,000 and donated it to a campus food pantry. It was never mine, it was university money.
I’ve been a public scientist for 30 years, paid by the public. All of my funding is part of public record, always has been.
People get my emails just for asking for them — how much more transparent can you be?
And I don’t work for Monsanto, so I can’t answer your other question. I work for you. You pay my salary and research through NSF, USDA and other State sources.