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Myth Makers - B

Ronald Bailey
USA USA
Science correspondent of the libertarianReasonmagazine.
Profiles: GMWatch Spinprofile
Links to: Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Hudson Institute, Reason, Wise Use

 Janet Bainbridge
UK
Former chair Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP)
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Food Standards Agency

 Peter Barfoot
UK
Director of PG Economics, which brings out regular reports commissioned by the biotech industry claiming extraordinary successes with GM crops.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:GMOs cut greenhouse gas emissions, says new report
Links to:Graham Brookes, ISAAA, AgBioForum

 Gerard Barry
Philippines
Ex-Monsanto, coordinator of the Golden Rice Network.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:International Rice Research Institute, Ingo Potrykus, Monsanto

 Roger Bate
UK
Free market lobbyist who promotes an industry agenda from multiple platforms, including aggressively promoting GM and attacking organics.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Julian Morris, Dennis Avery, European Science and Environment Forum, Institute of Economic Affairs, American Enterprise Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute

 Patrick Bateson
UK
Former biological secretary of Royal Society, involved in attacks on Dr. Arpad Pusztai.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Royal Society

 David Baulcombe
UK
Controversial former head of Sainsbury Laboratory at the John Innes Centre.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:False Reports and the Smears of Men
Links to:John Innes Centre, Royal Society

 Roger Beachy
USA USA
Director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Formerly president of the Monsanto-connected Danforth Plant Science Center.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Chris Lamb, Danforth Plant Science Center

 Bell Pottinger Good Relations
UK
PR firm that's worked for Monsanto.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:David Hill, Monsanto

 Andrew Bennet
UK
Executive director of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Syngenta Foundation

 Rick Berman
USA USA
His PR firm Berman & Co aggressively targets GM and food industry critics.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Center for Consumer Freedom, ActivistCash

 Biogemma
France
The biotech research arm of Limagrain.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Pierre Pagesse

 BioScience Communications Ltd
New Zealand
Former PR company with links to Life Sciences Network, which lobbies for GM foods.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:BioScience News and Advocate, Communications Trumps, Life Sciences Network

 BioScience News and Advocate
New Zealand
Pro-GM website with links to the PR company Life Sciences Network.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:BioScience Communications Ltd, Communications Trumps, Life Sciences Network

 Bio-Scope
Germany Switzerland
Pro-GM website co-edited by Klaus Ammann and supported by EuropaBio.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Klaus Ammann, EuropaBio

 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
UK
Major public funding body, closely aligned with the biotech industry.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Peter Doyle, Syngenta

 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
USA USA
The biotech industry's major trade association.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to: L. Val Gidding

 Biotechnology Institute
UK
Funded by Monsanto and Novartis. Produced pro-GM leaflet for schools.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Scottish Enterprise

 Biotechnology Outreach Society of Zambia
Zambia
"Spearheading biotech outreach in Zambia". Headed by Luke Mumba.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Luke Mumba

 Bivings Group
USA USA
Controversial PR firm that has worked for Monsanto on internet PR.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:The Fake Persuaders
Links to:Jay Byrne, Mary Murphy, C. S. Prakash, Andura Smetacek

 Norman Borlaug
USA USA
Green Revolution scientist and keen supporter of "Gene Revolution".
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:American Council on Science and Health, C. S. Prakash

 Rebecca Bowden
UK
Involved in the Royal Society attacks on Dr Arpad Pusztai.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Links to:Royal Society, Lord David Sainsbury

 Graham Brookes
UK
Director of PG Economics, which brings out regular reports commissioned by the biotech industry claiming extraordinary successes with GM crops.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:GMOs Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Links to:Peter Barfoot, ISAAA, AgBioForum

Derek Burke
UK
Former chair of the UK's regulatory committee on GM foods and a leading lobbyist
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:The GM Godfather
Links to: Nuffield Council, ACNFP, Ian Gibson, John Innes Centre 

 T.J. Buthelezi
South Africa
Farmer who has travelled the world promoting GM crops for Monsanto.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Article:The Uncle Tom Award, A Disaster in Search of Success
Report:GM Crops and Sustainable Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa (particularly pp.53-55)
Links to:AfricaBio, Monsanto

 Jay Byrne
USA USA
Monsanto's controversial former director of public affairs and chief internet strategist.
Profiles:GMWatch SpinProfile
Articles:Immoral Maize, The Covert Biotech War
Links to:AgBioView, AgBioWorld, Bivings Group, Center for Food and Agricultural Research, Mary Murphy, C. S. Prakash, Andura Smetacek, V-Fluence