How slick PR hides the truth about GMOs

(15th Feb 2015) A new report says that since 2012, agrichemical companies and food industries have spent more than $100 million in the US on an ongoing PR campaign to defend genetically engineered food and crops and the pesticides that go with them. It claims they have “manipulated the media, public opinion and politics with sleazy tactics, bought science and PR spin.”

Intensive, corporate agriculture is increasing poverty in Africa

(8th Feb 2016) New research indicates that agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa is making things worse. The “New Alliance” of governments, IMF, Gates Foundation and multi-national corporations is adversely impacting on the poorest and benefiting wealthy minorities. “Modernisation” through intensive methods reduces production and increases landlessness and inequality. Support for traditional and diverse farming is needed

GMO salmon approved for human consumption - as a drug

(22nd Nov 2015) US federal regulators have approved a genetically engineered salmon for entry into the marketplace, clearing the way for the world’s first GMO animal intended for human consumption. Bizarrely they categorised it under the animal drug provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and it will be regulated by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

It's time for Supermarkets to label GM fed animal products

(23rd Nov 2015) Nearly all the meat, eggs and dairy sold in the UK is fed on GM feed. Campaigning group Mums Say No to GMOs has launched a UK-wide petition to change this. The petition says supermarkets shouldn't sell these products, but if they do, they should label them as GM-fed.

Health risks of Glyphosate

(13th Feb 2015) The evidence that glyphosate based herbicides pose a significant threat to health is mounting. Individual studies and papers - though valuable - do not convey the total impact and they are rarely put together. Thierry Vrain has done that and has produced a compelling and chilling narrative.

What every politician should know about GMOs - but hardly any of them does

(19th September 2014) On both sides of the Atlantic citizens are increasingly concerned about the use of GMOs in farming and food production but their questions and objections are continually ignored by governments and politicians. A pro-GMO mindset dominates the research establishment, the media and politics. Vested interest plays a part in this but so does ignorance.

Good news for Monsanto in Argentina election

(23rd Nov 2015) New President is expected to boost Big Ag and Monsanto’s sales, helping them out of their profit slump

Africa, potatoes and the Scottish GM crop ban

(23rd Nov 2015) Former Scottish and EU Chief Scientist makes ludicrous claim over Africa and overhypes GM potatoes

US Presidential hopeful in Monsanto TV legal threat

(22nd Nov 2015) Sen. Bernie Sanders has alleged that TV giant CBS cancelled an interview with him — because Monsanto threatened to sue the network.

GMO industry links: researchers object to freedom of information requests

(12th Feb 2015) State funded GMO researchers fear industry links will be exposed

"Caution is due" over GM crops says Times editorial

(8th Jan 2015) The pro –GM leading newspaper urges labelling of GM fed livestock products and holding GM farmers accountable for contamination