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
National Corn Growers Association
Claims to represent corn farmers' interests but funders include Syngenta and Monsanto.
See also: American Soybean Association
Former head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
See also: T. J. Buthelezi
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 ACSH.
Articles: We love GMOs and vendetta
Launched by Monsanto-Loving Teacher Stephan Neidenbach, Hate and Disinformation Thrive at “We Love GMOs and Vaccines”
Censorship or Consequences?
Is GMWatch a front for industry and other dark forces?
See also: Kevin Folta, Alex Berezow, Mary Mangan, Mark Lynas, 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
Technical issues director for the Monsanto-funded American Soybean Association.
See also: Agriculture Commodity Coalition, American Soybean Association, Monsanto
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