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The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...
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Dupont follows Monsanto in new move to consolidate South African seed market

Kara Moses

1st December, 2010

Proposed merger between Dupont-owned Pioneer Hi-Bred and Pannar Seeds could spell disaster for local farmers and food security, watchdog claims
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Consolidation in the seed industry

Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont

Tom Levitt

7th October, 2010

Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds more...
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India bans planting of first GM food crop

Ecologist

9th February, 2010

Campaigners welcome decision to put on hold cultivation of genetically modified (GM) aubergine crop, Bt Brinjal, until 'safety of product' established more...
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Robert Kenner: Big Food will do everything to stop you talking about this

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

Filmmaker Robert Kenner's documentary Food Inc has shocked audiences across the US with its stark portrayal of industrial agriculture. And that's just the bits the lawyers let you see...

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Monsanto named worst corporate climate lobbyist

Ecologist

15th December, 2009

US company wants its GM crops to be given carbon credits and to be at the forefront of tackling climate change despite link to deforestation more...
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Monsanto's philanthropy

Kamalakar Duvvuru of Dissident Voice

26th June, 2009

How do you get your GM crops and herbicides into countries that don't want and can't afford them? Simple - you just wait for a crisis, and offer a helping hand... more...
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WWF and Monsanto - is GM soy now okay?

Stephanie Roth

19th June, 2009

Environmental group WWF has faced a barrage of protest for sitting at the table with the likes of Monsanto and Cargill. Has it gone a step too far to appease the multinationals? more...
In the News

Grant aims to streamline GM crop technology into Africa

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A charity has given millions to a biotechnology organisation in an aim to advance the use of biotechnology on crops in developing countries. more...
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Break Free

Clare Oxborrow, Becky Price, and Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

In the past decade, the sales pitch of the biotech companies has shifted with the climate of public opinion. Public scepticism has remained high, but politicians seem to have bought enthusiastically into the GM ‘solution’. In many ways this encapsulates where science has gone wrong – by inventing technologies without first deciding what problems need addressing. If GM crops are the answer, what exactly is the problem? more...
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GM: Halt the growing threat

Pat Thomas

31st October, 2008

Growing anxiety, growing concern, growing doubts, growing uncertainty. If you are one of a growing number of people who want to be heard on the subject of GM, and to find out how you can become involved in keeping the future GM-free, here are some places to start. more...
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FAO backpedals on organics under agribusiness pressure

News

1st May, 2008

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization made a u-turn against organic agriculture after lobbying by the biotechnology industry, according to documents seen by the Ecologist. more...

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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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10 Reasons why organic can save the world

Ed Hamer & Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently more...
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10 reasons why GM won't feed the world

Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Genetic modification can't deliver a safe, secure future food supply. Here's why... more...
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The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...
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Brofiscin: Environment Agency shoots the messenger

Jon Hughes

7th November, 2007

Prominent critics of the failure of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) to pursue the UK’s interests against Monsanto in the US Bankruptcy Court have come under extraordinary attack over the past 10 days. more...
Investigations

Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...
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Burying The Truth

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed...
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GM set to make comeback

News

18th September, 2007

The impact of climate change on world food production will make the public more accepting of genetic modification, the industry believes. more...

Open letter from Douglas Gowan

Douglas Gowan

16th August, 2007

In an open letter to the Ecologist, Douglas Gowan has detailed a two-year smear campaign waged against him in the Seventies by Monsanto, details of which were known to the Agency and were only revealed when Gowan submitted a Freedom of Information request. Who was it protecting? more...
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Indonesia to go GM

News

20th July, 2007

In the face of food shortages, Indonesia is preparing to turn towards GM crops to feed its 220 million people. more...
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Government committee wants to see more GM crops

News

4th May, 2007

A government committee has suggested that ministers and policy makers look more favourably upon genetically modified (GM) crops if they can be shown to have an environmental benefit. more...
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UPDATE: Environment Agency responds to the Ecologist's article

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

3rd April, 2007

Just over one week ago, the Ecologist posted a story on its website detailing the Environment Agency's failure to sue Monsanto for dumping tonnes of highly toxic chemicals in a Welsh landfill site. more...
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The next genetic revolution?

Robin Maynard & Pat Thomas

29th March, 2007

We didn’t want GM on your table, but the crucial question now is, will we allow it in our tanks? Robin Maynard and Pat Thomas report more...

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