GMWatch is an independent organisation that seeks to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters. We do this through our website, our email lists, our Powerbase portal, LobbyWatch, social media (like Twitter and Facebook), and other outreach and campaigning activities. GMWatch was founded in 1998 by Jonathan Matthews and its managing editors are Jonathan Matthews and Claire Robinson.
GMWatch isn't funded by big business, government or political parties. It is mostly funded by donations from individual supporters and receives some modest funding for aspects of its work from a small number of NGOs. In 2011 these included Friends of the Earth Europe, Friends of the Earth UK and the Soil Association. It also received funding from the Courtyard Trust. Between July 2011 and May 2012 a GMWatch editor received payment from the Institute of Responsible Technology (IRT) for editorial support to the IRT's newsletters. For the financial year 2011-2012 GMWatch received funding from the Isvara Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe and the Courtyard Trust. GMWatch's work is also supported by the work of dedicated volunteers in different countries around the world. We are very grateful for this support.