Guest Posts

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?

The GMO labeling movement: Vermont and beyond

10th October 2016

Teen campaigner Brigid Armbrust looks back on the Vermont GMO labeling initiative – and her role in encouraging kids to get involved in their food futures.

God’s red pencil? CRISPR and the three myths of precise genome editing

23rd May 2016

New “gene editing” techniques are the subject of a massive PR blitz intended to fool u into thinking that they are more precise – and therefore safer- than old genetic engineering techniques. Don’t believe the hype

A new kids revolution

11th April 2016

It’s easy to think that kids don’t have any power; but that’s simply not true, says teen activist Rachel Parent, founder of Kids Right to Know and supporter of Beyond GM’s Our Food Our Future project.

References: How “extreme levels” of Roundup in food became the industry norm

12th March 2016

References American Soy Association, Soystats.  2013. 16-5-2013. Annett, R., Habibi, H. R. and Hontela, A. 2014. Impact of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on the freshwater environment. – Journal of Applied Toxicology DOI 10.1002/jat.2997. Aumaitre, L. A. 2002. New feeds from genetically modified plants: substantial equivalence, nutritional equivalence and safety for animals and animal products. –  … Read more

How “extreme levels” of Roundup in food became the industry norm

11th March 2016

As European regulators and Member States face off over the re-licencing of glyphosate, we explore how we’ve come to a place where there is more of Monsanto’s Roundup in much of our food than many essential nutrients.

Gene-editing – a GMO by any other name…

26th February 2016

There is a considerable amount of hype regarding the ability of ‘gene-edited’ crops and animals to transform agriculture. But what, exactly, is gene-editing – and can it live up to the hype?

BT Brinjal on “life support” in Bangladesh (& a BBC lie exposed)

20th November 2015

A new report shows that Bt brinjal has been a ‘miserable failure’ in Bangladesh. Bad for the farmers certainly, but also a damning indictment of the pro-GMO bias of the BBC, which favours the industrial farming fantasy over facts.

The puppetmasters of academia – what the New York Times left out

13th September 2015

When you read in the press that a scientist supports GMOs – can you trust that point of view? Recently revealed emails between biotech companies and senior academics suggests the answer is no.

Growing doubt: a scientist’s experience of GMOs

10th September 2015

A scientist speaks out about the flawed ways in which we assess the risks of GMOs and how this impacts not just human health but the very integrity of science