Founded in 1961, the Hudson Institute is a right wing think tank 'dedicated to thinking about the future from a contrarian point of view,' according to its literature. It has been funded by, amongst others: AgrEvo, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Novartis Crop Protection, Zeneca, Du Pont, DowElanco, ConAgra, Cargill, Procter & Gamble.
The Hudson Institute has published books and reports on everything from military strategy and national security, to agriculture and the environment, to trade, labor, and economic development, to health care, welfare, and education, but the primary focus is on 'free trade' and competitive enterprise and a strong military. (Founder Herman Kahn was a physicist and military strategist who suggested that nuclear war was winnable).
'Hudson Scholars' who specialise in 'biotechnology' include Michael Fumento, a Senior Fellow, Dennis Avery, a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute; and Alex Avery , director of research and education at the Center for Global Food Issues. All have published numerous articles.