Swiss GMO study based on industry data
Many media in Switzerland reported yesterday on the newly published results of a publicly funded research programme on genetic engineering. The programme concluded: ’Low risks, unused potentials.’ However, this conclusion is little surprising as first insights into the project show that it is based on data supplied by the industry.
Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits.
Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola - most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. "Transgenic" seeds can save farmers time and reduce the use of some insecticides, but herbicide use is higher, and respected experts argue that some genetically engineered crops may also pose serious health and environmental risks. Also, the benefits of genetically engineered crops may be overstated.
GM products : Comission places comercial aspirations above consumer health
EU Petitioner highlights deficiencies in GM assessment process
Corrupt Research, How the Toxicity of Dioxin was Concealed.
How Monsanto falsified research studies to hide the cancer-causing nature of dioxin.
South Dakota State University’s Director bought by Monsanto
BIG BUSINESS AND ACADEMIA: WHERE IS THE LINE?
Monsanto ’faked’ data for approvals claims its ex-chief
The debate on genetically modified (GM) brinjal variety continues to generate heat. Former managing director of Monsanto India, Tiruvadi Jagadisan, is the latest to join the critics of Bt brinjal, perhaps the first industry insider to do so.
GM Crops Go to US High Court, Environmental Laws on the Line
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in its first-ever case involving genetically modified crops.
30 July 2011
Jonathan Jones, the John Innes Centre scientist with links to Monsanto via his company Mendel Biotechnology, promotes the JIC’s GM potatoes in an article in The Guardian.
September 13, 2011
Two NGOs, the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) of Belgium and the french Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) revealed today by a press release the links of two experts of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with the food industry.
A 3 minutes animation allows you to find out more how EFSA operates and to what extent this benefits the big food, biotech and pesticides corporations such as Monsanto, Syngenta, Unilever, Nestlé...
Food agency revamps rules to boost transparency
The European Food Safety Authority, seeking to deflect criticism over the independence of its work, yesterday (5 March) announced moves to clarify disclosure rules and guidelines on who can serve as scientific experts.
March 21, 2012
Testbiotech, supported by Corporate Observatory Europe (CEO), is today filing a new complaint with the EU Ombudsman questioning the independence of the chair of the panel of experts tasked with assessing the risk of new genetically engineered plants entering the European Union.
May 3, 2012
Our european partners edited a new report on the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a corporate lobbygroup which includes Monsanto and influences the european policies.