Articles

“We don’t need no regulation” – Biotech bullies want to re-engineer the law

25th July 2019

Key consumer and environmental protections will be the first to go as biotech developers lobby government to rewrite, or even scrap, GMO regulations.

Nutrient collapse – Why biofortified food won’t ‘feed the world’

25th February 2019

‘Bioengineering’ nutrients into our food – a promise which so far has failed to materialise – distracts us from real issues of soil degradation, climate change, poor diet choices and lack of political will to support a right to food.

Are GM food opponents stupid?

25th January 2019

A new survey claims to show that GM food opponents are ignorant extremists. That’s how it’s being spun – but does the evidence really stand up?

Deceptive reporting of EU-funded feeding study on GM maize

25th January 2019

An EU-funded study has falsely claimed to show the GM diets had no adverse effects and to refute the Séralini long-term study on GM maize and Roundup.

EU Scientific Advice Mechanism in lockstep with US government, GMO lobby

26th November 2018

The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) – a group with well known ties to industry – has issued a statement saying that the EU’s laws on GMOs should be revised to clear the path for “new GM” techniques.

Organic GMOs – ask yourself, can this ever be a ‘thing’?

10th November 2018

The idea that new ‘genome editing’ techniques like CRISPR and gene drives could have a role in organic agriculture has prompted some difficult discussions around values and worldviews.

Citizen science reveals glyphosate in UK breakfast cereals

15th October 2018

A UK doctor took matters into her own hands and had four popular UK cereal brands tested for glyphosate. So just what are we – and our children – eating?

GM-fed salmon are being trialled in GM-free Scotland

2nd August 2018

An experiment in feeding farmed salmon GM feed is underway in the highlands of Scotland – and you should be worried about where it is taking us.

Sustainability: Are you a leader or a follower?

22nd June 2018

When it comes to sustainability in food and farming we need leaders and we need followers; what we can’t afford is freeloaders and easy riders who peddle nothing but buzzwords.

What’s in a name? The battle for food authenticity, integrity and sustainability

2nd June 2018

How bogus branding and marketing claims undermine notions of integrity of provenance and its hype and promotion suppresses real questions and more nuanced conversations about authenticity and sustainability.