Some background: Last September, Red Pepper, a progressive UK magazine, published a brief article, “Silenced GM scientist speaks out against biotech coercion“, on its website about Gilles-Eric Seralini, the French molecular biologist sharply criticised by the scientific community for his infamous and headline-grabbing GMO-rat-tumour study, and promoting his British speaking tour. I’ve written for the magazine […]Read more "Frankenpolitics: The Left defence of GMOs"
On 18 June, 2012, I spoke to New Hampshire Public Radio about the government-ordered destruction of a 30-year-old publicly-funded research project in Italy involving transgenic olive trees, cherry trees and kiwifruit vines — one of the longest-running trials on genetic modification in Europe – under pressure from an environmental group. Listen here.Read more "The Broken Olive Branch"
News article originally published on Nature News Blog on 12 June, 2012. For complete article visit the Nature website. The sudden government-ordered destruction of a 30-year-old publicly-funded research project in Italy involving transgenic olive trees, cherry trees and kiwifruit vines — one of the longest-running trials on genetic modification in Europe – began on Tuesday […]Read more "Italian anti-GM group wins destruction of 30-year-old olive-tree project"
News article published on Nature News Blog on 28 May, 2012. Say what you will about the scientific literacy of protesters against genetically modified (GM) crops, they certainly put on a good picnic. Amid a mini-heatwave in the United Kingdom, some 200 activists with anti-GM campaign group Take the Flour Back descended upon the well-to-do town of […]Read more "Green groups and scientists in battle amid sun, cheese and folk music"
News article originally published in the Guardian on Wednesday 7 September 2011 The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that honey which contains trace amounts of pollen from genetically modified (GM) corn must be labelled as GM produce and undergo full safety authorisation before it can be sold as food. In what green groups are calling a “groundbreaking” […]Read more "EU bans GM-contaminated honey from general sale"