National Center for Food and Agriculture Policy
Pro-GM industry group funded by Bayer, Monsanto and Syngenta, among others. Programme director is Leonard Gianessi, previously of Resources for the Future.
See also: Janet Carpenter
Cofounder and director of WePlanet Africa (originally known as RePlanet Africa) - offshoot of WePlanet (aka RePlanet), a primarily European campaign for GMOs, synthetic food and nuclear power. Nanteza has been professionally promoting GM crops since 2015, when she also joined the inaugural Alliance for Science training course in promoting GM crops. She went on to become the director of training at the Alliance, which is funded by the Gates Foundation to promote GM crops, especially in Africa. As the Alliance's director for Africa, she also helped run local PR training courses in Kenya on the best ways to promote GM crops. An Alliance for Science blog calls Nanteza "Uganda's ag biotech communications queen", while CropLife International - the farm chemical and biotech industry trade body - named her one of its "Female FoodHeroes" for being such "a huge advocate for biotech crops". Nanteza was almost certainly recruited to head WePlanet Africa by Mark Lynas, WePlanet's co-founder, who is also employed by the Alliance for Science. Nanteza attended the UN Cop28 climate conference to promote nuclear power courtesy of the nuclear industry lobby Net Zero Nuclear.
Article: "Africa's first pro-GMO peoples' march" is classic astroturf
See also: Mark Lynas, RePlanet, RePlanet Africa, Alliance for Science, Gates Foundation, Hidde Boersma
Notorious troll behind multiple smears and attacks on those with concerns about GM foods and crops, including using demeaning graphics and FOIA requests as harassment. Founded the Facebook group We Love GMOs and Vaccines. Contributed to the corporate front group the Genetic Literacy Project and to GMO Answers. Regularly promoted by the American Council on Science and Health.
Articles: We love GMOs and vendetta
Launched by Monsanto-Loving Teacher Stephan Neidenbach, Hate and Disinformation Thrive at "We Love GMOs and Vaccines"
Monsanto mouthpieces use copyright claims "to hide their trail of industry deceit"
Censorship or Consequences?
Is GMWatch a front for industry and other dark forces?
See also: Kevin Folta, Alex Berezow, Mary Mangan, Mark Lynas, American Council on Science and Health, Jon Entine, Genetic Literacy Project, GMO Answers, Ketchum PR, Monsanto
Pro-corporate lobby group (2003-2007) that worked to diminish government support for NGOs. Launched by the American Enterprise Institute and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
See also: American Enterprise Institute
NGO Watch (Australia)
Pro-corporate project by Institute of Public Affairs.
Chairman and CEO of PR firm Nichols-Dezenhall, which has aggressively targeted community activist groups.
See also: Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Nichols-Dezenhall, Wise Use Movement
Nichols-Dezenhall (later known as Dezenhall Resources)
PR firm that aggressively targets community green groups, including making use of spying.
Profiles: Powerbase and SourceWatch
Article: Black Ops, Green Groups
See also: Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Nick Nichols, Wise Use Movement, Beckett, Brown International
A website (replaced by StopLabelingLies.com in 2002) fronted by Steve "The Junkman" Milloy. Other contributors included Michael Fumento, Henry I Miller and Elizabeth Whelan.
Articles: Anti-Organic Industry Groups Smear for Profit
See also: Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Steven Milloy
Co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute with Michael Shellenberger, and co-author of An Ecomodernist Manifesto. Nordhaus and Shellenberger have been described as "lobbyists for techno-fixes who engage in endless battles with environmentalists". Nordhaus has appeared on tax forms as a board member of the Science Literacy Project - the parent organisation of the Monsanto-funded Genetic Literacy Project, and his employee Emma Kovak worked with the Genetic Literacy Project before joining Breakthrough.
Article: The New Denial is Delay at the Breakthrough Institute
See also: Breakthrough Institute, Michael Shellenberger, Mark Lynas, Owen Paterson, Matt Ridley, Julie Kelly, Tamar Haspel, Alex Berezow, Jon Entine, Genetic Literacy Project, Emma Kovac
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
In 1999 it issued one of four reports claiming GM foods are safe (consultees included Monsanto and Zeneca) just days after Arpad Pusztai's research results showing harm from GM foods were made public. After reading the report, George Monbiot wrote, "This is perhaps the most asinine report on biotechnology ever written. The stain it leaves on the Nuffield Council’s excellent reputation will last for years."
Articles: Vested Interests and the Nuffield Report
Feeding the Hunger Machine
See also: Derek Burke, Mike Gale, Brian Heap, Michael Lipton, Royal Society