How do agribusiness corporations impact decisions on our food system?
The Monsanto Papers are a trove of internal documents slowly released since March 2017 in a US lawsuit by cancer victims against Monsanto over its ubiquitous herbicide, Roundup. They tell a lot about how Monsanto actively subverts science, both in its practices and the way it abuses science’s moral authority to push for its interests.
A large set of emails - the Gene Drive Files - reveal how actors with a vested interest in the development of gene drives have organised themselves to influence the work of the relevant UN expert group, with financial backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Corporate Europe Observatory has summarised the content of several new Monsanto Papers, which were released on 27 and 28 October 2017 - more evidence of Monsanto's manipulative approach to glyphosate science.
Beneath the Glyphosate headlines, a crucial battle for the future of EU pesticide approvals
Ahead of the European parliament vote on criteria for the definition of endocrine disrupting chemicals, our review of industry meddling in the draft and the reasons why MEPs should oppose DG SANTE’s unscientific proposal.
Jess Rowlands, a US expert exposed in the "Monsanto Papers" in a possible collusion with Monsanto, intervened in EFSA's glyphosate assessment, providing information which comforted EFSA in its decision to discard the conclusions of a key study showing cancer in mice exposed to glyphosate. Following the revelation, EFSA told the press and civil society that it had double-checked Rowlands' information. But when requested by CEO to prove it had actually performed these double-checks, EFSA had nothing to show.
After many years of criticism and a very long drafting process, EFSA has finally adopted and published its new independence policy. But does it solve the problems it needs to solve? A lot remains unclear. Here is our first analysis.
Some of the world’s biggest companies producing chemicals for agricultural use, such as Bayer and Monsanto, are gearing up to join forces through mergers. This article exposes how the European Commission has consolidated its pro-merger track record over the past decades.
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