Emeritus fellow at the John Innes Centre and keen supporter of GM crops. Has sat on government advisory committees on GM crops. Now part of PharmaPlanta.
Linked to: John Innes Centre
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Established with a $70-million pledge from Monsanto, which also donated the Center's 40-acre tract of land, near Monsanto's own site in its home town of St. Louis, valued at $11.4 million. Other funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Article: GM Cassava "Our Only Hope"
Linked to: Roger Beachy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lawrence Kent
The original Chairman of Plant Bioscience Ltd, which runs the GM IPR spin offs for the John Innes Centre and the Sainsbury Laboratory. Has been at the forefront of efforts to commercialise GM crops in the UK. A former R&D Director of Zeneca Seeds, where he oversaw the introduction of the UK's first GM product, Zeneca's GM tomato paste. He was also part of the biotech company Adprotech, which Peter Lachmann helped to found. He was a Council member of the BBSRC and was part of the Royal Society working group on GM foods.
Linked to: John Innes Centre, Zeneca, Syngenta, Jim Dunwell, Peter Doyle, Nigel Poole, Peter Lachmann, Royal Society, BBSRC
Biotechnologist at the International Rice Research Institute who is involved in the Golden Rice project.
Linked to: Gerard Barry, International Rice Research Institute
Thomas R. DeGregori
Economist specializing in the role of technology in food production. Keen supporter of C. S. Prakash's AgBioWorld campaign.
Linked to: C. S. Prakash, AgBioView, AgBioWorld
Deniers For Hire
Now defunct website that claimed "to expose and neutralize anti-science activist threats to humanity" and which featured profiles of journalists, academics and watchdog groups that have flagged up concerns about polluting products and industries. Its index labelled industry-critical academics, such as Naomi Oreskes and Marion Nestle, as "Cranks and Gangsters", as well as dismissing investigative journalists like Danny Hakim and Eric Lipton of the New York Times as "Bad Journalists". It was a project of the industry front group the American Council on Science and Health and was edited by Cameron English, who went on to work for the Genetic Literacy Project.
Article: Corporate Front Group, American Council on Science and Health, Smears List of Its Enemies as "Deniers for Hire"
The Three Stooges of Science Denial
Links to: American Council on Science and Health, Cameron English, Genetic Literacy Project, Jon Entine, Kevin Folta, Alex Berezow, Elizabeth Whelan, Henry I. Miller, Dennis Avery, Gordon Ross
Director of Dewar Crop Protection Ltd. Former head of entomology at Broom's Barn, a division of Rothamsted Research. Has done research for clients that include BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Monsanto and Syngenta; facilitated Monsanto press tours of his research pre-publication.
Article: Test Experts Paid by GM Firm
Linked to: Rothamsted Research, CropGen
Former chair of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and a director of Syngenta, and before that an executive director of Zeneca.
Linked to: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Syngenta, Ed Dart, Jim Dunwell, Nigel Poole
Anti-environmental lobbyist with CDFE, advisor to Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Author of Eco-Imperialism.
Article: The Uncle Tom Award
Linked to: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Chair of the UK's Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE). Has been an ACRE member since 2006, having been an ex-officio member since 2003. Became Deputy Chair in 2016 and Chair in 2020. He was a founder member of CropGen, a lobby group funded by the biotech industry "to make the case for GM crops and foods". Former employee of GM firm Zeneca Seeds, which went on to become part of Syngenta, and of the John Innes Centre. He holds several GMO-related patents, including some held with Zeneca and Syngenta. He receives a pension from Syngenta. He has long lobbied for deregulation.
Articles: 100% of members of UK government's GMO advisory body ACRE have potential or actual conflicts of interest
Scientists' hidden links to the GM food giants
Linked to: Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE), John Innes Centre, Zeneca, Syngenta, CropGen, Alan Raybould, Ben Raymond, Peter Lund, Peter Doyle, Ed Dart, Nigel Poole